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Olivia Liddell - EmberCamp Chicago 2019 - Redefining Risk Taking

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Presented as the closing keynote at EmberCamp Chicago 2019, this talk focuses on redefining risk taking through the following approaches:

- Taking small steps forward.
- Enhancing your current skill set.
- Shifting towards a growth mindset.

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Olivia Liddell - EmberCamp Chicago 2019 - Redefining Risk Taking

  1. 1. Redefining Risk Taking Olivia Liddell @oliravi
  2. 2. @oliravi About Me ● Senior Cloud Training Specialist at Cloudbakers ● Former Chicago Public Schools teacher ● First became interested in tech through hacking
  3. 3. What does risk taking look like?
  4. 4. Risk Taking: Taking small steps forward
  5. 5. @oliravi I want it to all work right away, with no mistakes! 😂
  6. 6. @oliravi I don’t want to feel inadequate.
  7. 7. @oliravi ● Directionality issues when concatenating variables (L-R) and Arabic letters (R-L) ● Needing to use Unicode to display Arabic letters
  8. 8. @oliravi َ‫ل‬َ‫ﻣ‬ْ‫َﻌ‬‫ﺗ‬ْ‫ِﺳ‬‫ا‬ ista’amala َ‫ل‬َ‫ﻣ‬ْ‫َﻌ‬‫ﺗ‬ْ‫ِﺳ‬‫ا‬
  9. 9. @oliravi ● Directionality issues when concatenating variables (L-R) and Arabic letters (R-L) ● Needing to use Unicode to display Arabic letters ● Directionality issues when using Arabic letters (R-L) within an HTML table (L-R)
  10. 10. @oliravi Triliterize olivialiddell.com/triliterize
  11. 11. @oliravi Taking smaller steps makes it easier to see your path.
  12. 12. @oliravi Does it Connect? olivialiddell.com/doesitconnect
  13. 13. @oliravi Taking small steps forward is still moving forward.
  14. 14. Risk Taking: Enhancing your current skill set
  15. 15. @oliravi
  16. 16. @oliravi
  17. 17. @oliravi Trying something new does not take away from who you already are.
  18. 18. Risk Taking: Shifting towards a growth mindset
  19. 19. @oliravi
  20. 20. @oliravi Shifting towards a growth mindset: ● Share both your successes and your struggles.
  21. 21. @oliravi
  22. 22. @oliravi Shifting towards a growth mindset: ● Share both your successes and your struggles. ● View your struggles and setbacks as opportunities to teach others.
  23. 23. @oliravi
  24. 24. @oliravi Shifting towards a growth mindset: ● Share both your successes and your struggles. ● View your struggles and setbacks as opportunities to teach others. ● Seek out positive and encouraging communities.
  25. 25. How can we redefine risk taking?
  26. 26. @oliravi Risk Taking is: ● Taking small steps forward. ● Enhancing your current skill set. ● Shifting towards a growth mindset.
  27. 27. What does risk taking look like?
  28. 28. My first conference talk: Tulsa TechFest, 2017
  29. 29. @oliravi Thank you!

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