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Performance tuning your
life to maximize awesome
NICK FLOYD
FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH 2:30PM
Refactoring

var currentWorkLife = "behaviors that destroy the balance";
Refactoring

var currentWorkLife = "behaviors that destroy the balance";
var newWorkLife = currentWorkLife.Replace(“destro...
Refactoring

var currentWorkLife = "behaviors that destroy the balance";
var newWorkLife = currentWorkLife.Replace(“destro...
Behaviors : the dark side
Behavior : more working == more winning!

x

x = Time spent working
image courtesy of : http://ashpodtheportalfur.devianta...
Behavior : more work == more win!

x

x = Time spent working
image courtesy of : http://ashpodtheportalfur.deviantart.com
Behavior : gold plating

The Infinite

ZIPLINE
Behavior : gold plating

The Infinite

PLAN
Behavior : gold plating
Spoon boy: “Do not try and bend the zipline.
That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the...
Behavior : compartmentalizing

image courtesy of : http://ooklah.deviantart.com
Behavior : being an impostor
Behavior

many, many more...
Build : the light side
Nerd’s hierarchy of needs
mind
environment
health
Acting like someone

I’m NOT
health
Being someone

I AM
health
Clean your desk

TOP
environment
(Apps)olute zero

Device wipe

environment
Enablers and accountability

environment
environment
Scrum board your day

mind
Work in achievable chunks & bits

mind
BAD:

GOOD:

mind
Stop ideas
Start projects

“There be the dragons, I can’t go.”
“Sure you can, just bring a resistor color code chart.”
-- ...
The Choice
images courtesy of: Alamy
images courtesy of: wikipedia
images courtesy of: gracehopper.org
images courtesy of: voxelblog
images courtesy of: f-secure
mediocrity.pop
exceptional.push
The Functional

24MI
I love to...
code
work on hard problems
help others win
make a difference in a kid’s life
automate all the things
create u...
Welcome to the Hall of Heroes
Thanks
archcoder.com/nerd-life
@nickfloyd
Resources : books
Resources : apps

Epic win
Triage

Rescue Time

Clear

Sleep cycle
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FUTURESTACK13: Nerd Life Balance from Nick Floyd, Senior Software Engineer at New Relic

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For years now people in technology have been part of some seriously amazing movements in the software industry. To reach these great heights of innovation developers have always accepted that sacrifices have to be made. Often times the unspoken mindset was that you work until the task is done or that more hours often meant more code (good or bad). The idea has traditionally been that if we focus on the tasks and work we will inevitably achieve our goals and everyone will be happy. Most of us can remember working some really long weeks and hitting the "goal" but not feeling very happy.
Here's a challenge for all developers who can relate to the above scenario: Go for work-life awesome not work life balance.
There is no such thing as "work-life balance" or at least the phrase implies something that cannot be; balance assumes equality on both sides. The fact is that work and life are not faucets we can turn off and walk away from, so instead of becoming frustrated at trying to compartmentalize we should try to make these aspects of our lives more congruent. Work should fit into our lives not go against it - more like velcro and less like sandpaper.
This talk will disprove some common developer work-life myths then work to equip you as a developer, manager and/or all around geek to be able solve you're own personal conundrum of how win at life and work, how to create amazing things no matter where you are and to be able to successfully do the things that make your inner nerd tick with your friends and family.

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  1. 1. Performance tuning your life to maximize awesome NICK FLOYD FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH 2:30PM
  2. 2. Refactoring var currentWorkLife = "behaviors that destroy the balance";
  3. 3. Refactoring var currentWorkLife = "behaviors that destroy the balance"; var newWorkLife = currentWorkLife.Replace(“destroy”, “build”);
  4. 4. Refactoring var currentWorkLife = "behaviors that destroy the balance"; var newWorkLife = currentWorkLife.Replace(“destroy”, “build”); => behaviors that build the balance
  5. 5. Behaviors : the dark side
  6. 6. Behavior : more working == more winning! x x = Time spent working image courtesy of : http://ashpodtheportalfur.deviantart.com
  7. 7. Behavior : more work == more win! x x = Time spent working image courtesy of : http://ashpodtheportalfur.deviantart.com
  8. 8. Behavior : gold plating The Infinite ZIPLINE
  9. 9. Behavior : gold plating The Infinite PLAN
  10. 10. Behavior : gold plating Spoon boy: “Do not try and bend the zipline. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.” Neo: “What truth?” Spoon boy: “There is no zipline.” -The Matrix ZIPLINE == null
  11. 11. Behavior : compartmentalizing image courtesy of : http://ooklah.deviantart.com
  12. 12. Behavior : being an impostor
  13. 13. Behavior many, many more...
  14. 14. Build : the light side
  15. 15. Nerd’s hierarchy of needs mind environment health
  16. 16. Acting like someone I’m NOT health
  17. 17. Being someone I AM health
  18. 18. Clean your desk TOP environment
  19. 19. (Apps)olute zero Device wipe environment
  20. 20. Enablers and accountability environment
  21. 21. environment
  22. 22. Scrum board your day mind
  23. 23. Work in achievable chunks & bits mind
  24. 24. BAD: GOOD: mind
  25. 25. Stop ideas Start projects “There be the dragons, I can’t go.” “Sure you can, just bring a resistor color code chart.” -- me having a conversation with myself images courtesy of: xkcd.com mind
  26. 26. The Choice
  27. 27. images courtesy of: Alamy
  28. 28. images courtesy of: wikipedia
  29. 29. images courtesy of: gracehopper.org
  30. 30. images courtesy of: voxelblog
  31. 31. images courtesy of: f-secure
  32. 32. mediocrity.pop exceptional.push
  33. 33. The Functional 24MI
  34. 34. I love to... code work on hard problems help others win make a difference in a kid’s life automate all the things create useable software
  35. 35. Welcome to the Hall of Heroes
  36. 36. Thanks archcoder.com/nerd-life @nickfloyd
  37. 37. Resources : books
  38. 38. Resources : apps Epic win Triage Rescue Time Clear Sleep cycle
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