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Marvel Guide For Developers

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Iron Man. Thor. Black Widow. Spider-Man. Captain America. Forget ninja developers and rockstar developers. How can we all strive to be superhero developers? What lessons can we learn from the Marvel superheroes on being better developers?

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Marvel Guide For Developers

  1. 1. guide for developers Melinda Seckington presents
  2. 2. A long time ago… in 2007… there was a girl. hi! I’m Melinda!
  3. 3. melinda had just moved to london… there was just one problem… while she loved the city with all its busyness and events…
  4. 4. well, two problems actually… Professor fear and… doctor imposter syndrome
  5. 5. these two villains plagued the city, causing doubt and hopelessness… everywhere they went.
  6. 6. one day… i need to do something This needs to stop. I need to do something
  7. 7. she became… miss geeky!
  8. 8. with this alter ego, miss geeky discovered… …the power of her words.
  9. 9. Eventually Professor fear was defeated… But Doctor Imposter Syndrome was still a problem… how could she defeat him?
  10. 10. the solution? find more superheroes
  11. 11. who am i?
  12. 12. I’m a… speaker
  13. 13. I’m a… …blogger
  14. 14. I’m an… …event organizer
  15. 15. I’m a… Developer
  16. 16. I’m a… Developer speaker
  17. 17. find more superheroes
  18. 18. rockstar developers
  19. 19. unicorn developers
  20. 20. ninja developers
  21. 21. superhero developer
  22. 22. how do we become a superhero developer?
  23. 23. superhero |ˈsuːpəәhɪəәrəәʊ, ˈsjuː-| noun (pl.superheroes) a benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, such as Superman.
  24. 24. “In modern popular fiction, a superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a type of heroic character possessing extraordinary talents, supernatural phenomena, or superhuman powers and is dedicated to a moral goal or protecting the public”
  25. 25. how to become a superhero? - extraordinary powers or abilities - a strong moral code - a motivation - a secret identity - a distinctive costume
  26. 26. how to become a superhero? - extraordinary powers or abilities - a strong moral code - a motivation - a secret identity - a distinctive costume
  27. 27. meanwhile at wdc…
  28. 28. how to become a superhero? - extraordinary powers or abilities - a strong moral code - a motivation - a secret identity - a distinctive costume
  29. 29. 10 lessons we can learn from superheroes
  30. 30. warning: disclaimer
  31. 31. 10 lessons we can learn from superheroes
  32. 32. iron man
  33. 33. iron man Real name: Height: Weight: Occupation: Origin: Tony Stark Place of birth: 6’1” 225 lbs Long Island, New York Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist Tales of Suspense #39 (1963) Powers: None Abilities: Tony has a genius level intellect that allows him to invent a wide range of sophisticated devices, specializing in advanced weapons and armor.
  34. 34. tony’s hackday project
  35. 35. shiny
  36. 36. minimum viable armour
  37. 37. iterate & reflect
  38. 38. personal retrospective
  39. 39. daredevil
  40. 40. daredevil Real name: Height: Weight: Occupation: Origin: Matt Murdock Place of birth: 6’0” 200 lbs New York City Lawyer Daredevil #1 (1964) Powers: Enhanced senses Abilities: Possesses the strength, speed, agility, endurance, and gymnastic skills, of an Olympic-level athlete. Skilled in a hybridized form of American boxing and the Japanese arts of ninjutsu, judo and aiki-jujutsu.
  41. 41. seeing without seeing
  42. 42. the Man without fear
  43. 43. listen actively
  44. 44. pay attention to your environment
  45. 45. hulk
  46. 46. hulk Real name: Height: Weight: Occupation: Origin: Bruce Banner Place of birth: 8’ 1400 lbs Dayton, Ohio Unemployed, former nuclear physicist Incredible Hulk #1 (1962) Powers: Possesses an incredible level of superhuman physical ability. Capacity for physical strength is potentially limitless due to the fact that his strength increases proportionally with his level of emotional stress, anger in particular.
  47. 47. bruce banner
  48. 48. hulk smash!
  49. 49. embrace failure
  50. 50. “Many people think it means accept failure with dignity and move on. The better, more subtle interpretation is that failure is a manifestation of learning and exploration. If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it.” ~ Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc.
  51. 51. spider-man
  52. 52. spider-man Real name: Height: Weight: Occupation: Origin: Peter Parker Place of birth: 5’10” 167 lbs Forest Hills, New York Scientist and inventor; former photographer Amazing Fantasy #15 Powers: Can cling to most surfaces, has superhuman strength (able to lift 10 tons optimally) and is roughly 15 times more agile than a regular human. His acrobatic leaps and web-slinging enables him to travel fast.
  53. 53. with great power… …comes great responsibility
  54. 54. share your knowledge
  55. 55. meanwhile at wdc…
  56. 56. with great power… …comes great responsibility
  57. 57. do the right thing
  58. 58. agent carter
  59. 59. agent carter Real name: Height: Weight: Occupation: Origin: Peggy Carter Place of birth: 5’7” 120 lbs London, England British Liaison to the U.S. Army, S.S.R. Agent Captain America (2011) Powers: None Abilities: Carter is a skilled martial artist, an expert markswoman, and can speak and read English, Russian and German fluently.
  60. 60. Strategic Scientific Reserve
  61. 61. make me a sandwich
  62. 62. don’t focus on job titles
  63. 63. thor
  64. 64. thor Real name: Height: Weight: Occupation: Origin: Thor Odinson Place of birth: 6’6” 640 lbs Asgard Warrior, adventurer Journey into Mystery #83 (1962) Powers: As the son of Odin and Gaea, Thor's strength, endurance and resistance to injury are greater than the vast majority of his superhuman race. Extremely long-lived, immune to conventional disease and highly resistant to injury.
  65. 65. thunderbolts and lightning …very very frightening
  66. 66. asgard
  67. 67. don’t be arrogant
  68. 68. “every question is a cry to understand the world.” ~ Carl Sagan
  69. 69. there are no stupid questions
  70. 70. guardians of the galaxy
  71. 71. guardians of the galaxy Core team members: A group of cosmic adventurers led by Star-Lord, the Guardians of the Galaxy protect the universe from threats all across space. Base of operations: First appearance: Star-Lord Gamora Drax the Destroyer Groot Rocket Raccoon Starship Icarus Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (1969)
  72. 72. seek out diversity
  73. 73. x-men
  74. 74. Core team members: Feared and hated by humans because they're different, the X-Men are heroic mutants, individuals born with special powers who've sworn to use their gifts to protect mutants as well as humans. Base of operations: First appearance: Professor X Wolverine Rogue Storm Cyclops Jean Grey Angel Beast Gambit and more Xavier Institute For Higher Learning X-Men #1 (1963) x-men
  75. 75. meanwhile at wdc…
  76. 76. Core team members: Feared and hated by humans because they're different, the X-Men are heroic mutants, individuals born with special powers who've sworn to use their gifts to protect mutants as well as humans. Base of operations: First appearance: Professor X Wolverine Rogue Storm Cyclops Jean Grey Angel Beast Gambit and more Xavier Institute For Higher Learning X-Men #1 (1963) x-men
  77. 77. mutant registration act
  78. 78. treat people like grownups
  79. 79. fantastic four
  80. 80. Core team members: The Fantastic Four is an internationally-renowned group of superhuman champions based in New York City and dedicated to the betterment of the world through scientific discovery and defense against evil. Base of operations: First appearance: Mister Fantastic Invisible Woman The Thing Human Torch Baxter Building Fantastic Four #1 (1961) fantastic four
  81. 81. human play doh
  82. 82. not very invisible woman
  83. 83. some like it hot
  84. 84. turn your weakness into strength
  85. 85. avengers
  86. 86. Core team members: They are Earth's mightiest heroes, formed to fight the foes no single hero could withstand. The Avengers are the most prestigious and powerful super-hero team in the world, devoted to protecting the planet from menaces beyond the scope of conventional authorities. Base of operations: First appearance: Captain America Black Widow Hawkeye Hulk Iron Man Scarlet Witch Thor Stark Tower Avengers #1 (1963) avengers
  87. 87. you are stronger together
  88. 88. 10 lessons we can learn from superheroes
  89. 89. understand yourself
  90. 90. be a superhero developer
  91. 91. to be continued… Melinda Seckington FutureLearn @mseckington
  92. 92. Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/funky64/3485138671 https://www.flickr.com/photos/hamur0w0/6984884135 https://www.flickr.com/photos/fruey/7489124186 Superhero images courtesy of Marvel

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