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Presented at Web Unleashed 2016 in Toronto
by Alicia Sedlock,Society of Grownups
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Our industry flaunts burnout like some bizarre badge of honor. Many believe it’s the only way to prove you’re dedicated to your trade, or that advancing your technical knowledge can only be achieved by living with little sleep and ignoring other responsibilities. It’s what creates bias towards those who have families, other hobbies, or even those with mental issues who need time for self care. So how do you advance your development knowledge without wearing yourself out? This talk aims to guide the audience through what really matters when building technical skill. The audience will be left with a framework to help them navigate through what’s superfluous and what’s beneficial to learn without being prescriptive.
To give developers a framework for how to build their technical skill without selling their soul to development.
Junior and mid-level developers who are overwhelmed with how to get ahead, and those who don’t know where to concentrate their skill-learning efforts.
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
Why the industry seems to value the overworked developer persona
Ways to notice if you’re on the cusp of burnout
How to identify which skills would benefit your growth the most
How to make space to actually practice and research upcoming development trends
The value of saying no