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Php ooh shiny

  1. 1. BUSINESS SENSITIVE1BUSINESS SENSITIVE 1How to deal with distractions<?phpecho Hello Worl…Ooo, shiny!
  2. 2. BUSINESS SENSITIVE2Who am I?Sean PrunkaPHP Developer for Battelle Memorial Institute15 yrs of PHP/MySQL experienceTwitter: @sprunkaEmail:●●
  3. 3. BUSINESS SENSITIVE3024681012Late InterruptionEarly InterruptionSmall InterruptionBig InterruptionUninterruptedWhy are distractions such a bad thing?EfficiencyMetric*Time on Task*NB:Efficiency Metricuses imaginarydata points
  4. 4. BUSINESS SENSITIVE4What distractions do we face?● Unavoidable– Meetings– Email– Phone– Coworkers– Bosses– Mental Blocks– Task Switching● Avoidable– FOMO!● Twitter● FaceBook● IRC● G+● Etc.– Self Inflicted● Smoke breaks● Playing Games● Videos (YouTube!)
  5. 5. BUSINESS SENSITIVE5So, how do we combat them?● Internal– Imposter Syndrome● Pep Talks● Mentors● Community– FOMO● Block site● Close browser tabs● External– Put the phone on DND– Set aside a block oftime specifically forfollow-ups via phone,email, text, etc.– Schedule meetingsearly or late.– Adjust your ownschedule to overlapwith “business hours”
  6. 6. BUSINESS SENSITIVE6Tips to combat downtime (2)● Internal– Mental Blocks● Improvise● Take a break/walk● Catch up on FOMO● Reach out to thecommunity for help.● External– Project Switching● Manage your time bydevoting larger chunksof time to each project.– 2 Projects? ½ day eachor every other day.– 3 or more? Split days inhalf and swap days.
  8. 8. BUSINESS SENSITIVE8Extra Links and References● Jason Frieds TED talk “Why Work Doesnthappen At Work”:● Codecraft post about Interruptions:● Coding Horror post on Multi-Tasking:
  9. 9. BUSINESS SENSITIVE9Who am I?Sean PrunkaTwitter: @sprunka
  10. 10. BUSINESS SENSITIVE9Who am I?Sean PrunkaTwitter: @sprunka