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Programmers, 
strange beasts 
Gianfranco Reppucci 
giefferre
Whom this talk is for
or
Man is largely a creature of habit, 
and many of his activities are more 
or less automatic reflexes from the 
stimuli of his environment 
G. Stanley Hall
Your best moment? 
The only time nobody expects 
anything of you
When you work depends 
on your personal preference
Your best time 
= 
Your maximum focus
People perform better in 
insight-based tasks when they 
are not at their best time
You need flow
Energised focus, 
Full involvement, 
Enjoyment of the activity
Is achieving flow easier at night?
Decision fatigue
Clear mind
Habit
freelancer or staffer? 
student? 
spouse with children?
Key factor: AGE
Types of flow: 
1. Panic mode
Types of flow: 
2. Deep fulfillment
Avoid: 
1. Interruptions
Avoid: 
2. External distractions
Follow your flow
Hints 
1. Be conscious of what’s your 
best focus period in the day
Hints 
2. Sleep enough
Hints 
3. Use asynchronous 
communications
Hints 
3. Food and exercise
Hints 
4. Schedule your day
Why Programmers work at night 
by Swizec Teller 
http://nightowlsbook.com/
Why flow is so important? 
Take a look at this 
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y3nnAtVq74o
Thank you

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