Closing locknote delivered at the DDD Perth conference on September 16, 2017.
Improving the codebase for the next developer is a great goal, but what about making the industry better for the next generation? In this talk, Kris will debunk some of the damaging myths and ideas we’re all guilty of perpetuating, the ones that lead to stress and burnout. Fortunately there is an antidote - becoming a mentor! You’ll learn how you can change your own behaviour and thinking, be more supportive to those just starting out, and feel more engaged and inspired in your work - all with minimal effort. We all have a responsibility to make things just a little bit better for those who come after us.
We hope you will fit well with our team’s culture:
• Strong work ethic. All of us believe in our
work’s ability to change human lives, and
consequently work not just smart, but also
hard. It’s not unusual to see team members
in the ofﬁce late into the evening; many of
us routinely work 70-90 hours a week.
D A M A G I N G M Y T H S T O B U S T
• Longer hours are the norm
• Full-stack or go home
• Contempt culture is acceptable
• Tech is a meritocracy
• Tech can solve every problem
Kris Howard @web_goddess
Photo credits: Me, Unsplash, and #WOCinTech Chat