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The Campsite Rule - Leaving the Tech Industry Better Than We Found It

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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.

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The Campsite Rule - Leaving the Tech Industry Better Than We Found It

  1. 1. T H E C A M P S I T E R U L E L E AV I N G T H E T E C H I N D U S T RY B E T T E R T H A N W E F O U N D I T
  2. 2. T H E C A M P S I T E R U L E
  3. 3. – R O B E R T B A D E N - P O W E L L “Leave this world a little better than you found it.”
  4. 4. B U R N O U T
  5. 5. H O W ? • Sleep • GTFO - take a vacation • Tech events & meetups • Work on a passion project or hobby
  6. 6. M E N T O R I N G
  7. 7. B E I N G A M E N T E E
  8. 8. M E N T O R I N G S U C C E S S • Establish goals • Be clear on expectations • Be respectful • Be open to feedback • Set the agenda
  9. 9. B E I N G A M E N T O R
  10. 10. WAY S T O B E A M E N T O R • Be active in the community/company • Informal mentoring • Group mentoring • Formal mentoring
  11. 11. M A K I N G T H E I N D U S T RY B E T T E R
  12. 12. 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.

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Kris Howard @web_goddess Photo credits: Me, Unsplash, and #WOCinTech Chat

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