Life Behind The Curve - MKGN #5

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A 5 minute talk given at MKGN #5 about the never-ending endeavour to keep up with everything in terms of web development and design. Hopefully it helped a few people in giving some advice in how you …

A 5 minute talk given at MKGN #5 about the never-ending endeavour to keep up with everything in terms of web development and design. Hopefully it helped a few people in giving some advice in how you can keep up in your own way...

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  • 1. Life Behind The Curve Or how to keep up-to-date with all things web Westley Knight - @meteoracle #MKGN July 2013
  • 2. What I wanted to talk about Workflows & Processes Responsive Deliverables Repurposing Your Tools
  • 3. But things move so fast http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/04/22/repurposing-photoshop/
  • 4. But things move so fast http://daverupert.com/2013/04/responsive-deliverables/
  • 5. But things move so fast http://responsiveconf.com/
  • 6. How do you keep up to date? http://uptodate.frontendrescue.org
  • 7. How do you keep up to date? • Who to follow on Twitter • A list of news sites, blogs & podcasts • Conferences to attend • Advice on finding your own sources
  • 8. And in practice? 580+ Articles 60 Podcast Episodes ~50 Hours ~45 Hours
  • 9. And in practice? 4½ Months!
  • 10. The short answer You Can’t
  • 11. How I’ve felt before • I’ve felt threatened by the knowledge of others • Put myself under immense pressure to learn • Been judged for not using the latest thing • I’ve doubted my own abilities
  • 12. The good news You don’t have to
  • 13. You can look at it differently • Only learn what you need to • Keep it relevant to your situation • Store material for future learning • Take advice on board, but don’t be a sheep
  • 14. Don’t worry, be happy “To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” – Confucius
  • 15. Thanks meteoracle.co.uk @meteoracle hello@meteoracle.co.uk