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Find the session that interests you and works for your schedule. Can’t make it live? Don’t fret! We’ll update this page with links to the recordings for each session.

Session 1 – Monday, 22 November, 2021

Productivity through Product Focus

By Lucas Smith, Staff Design Technologist at Reddit

As a professional context-switcher, Lucas has built a career on focusing on product outcomes rather than individual tasks.

Session 2 – Monday, 29 November, 2021

Faster Local Development Environments with Lando

By Paul Popus, Senior Developer

Lando greatly simplifies running a variety of Docker projects for web development. Paul will go through a few setup examples of APIs and frameworks for local development and explain the syntax and tooling available.

Productivity Porn: WTF

By Lila Papazian, Software Engineer at Blue Alba

Why are we getting less productive if we have a thousand (or more!) tools available?

Session 3 – Monday, 6 December, 2021

I wasted so much time debugging Javascript

By strager, Human Stack Overflow

Nobody likes hunting down that missing comma or unexpected undefined. Save time with these 4 beginner-friendly VS Code extensions.

Imposter Syndrome: Overcoming Self-doubts that Impact Your Development Experience

By Devin Rowan, Hobby Web Developer and Content Writer

Impostor syndrome: it’s a seemingly never-ending anxiety fueled by a concern you’ll be revealed as a fraud simply because you believe you are not as well-informed as your colleagues or as you should be.

It can have devastating effects on workflow in both personal and professional projects alike, and in the case of professional developers, the dread comes home with you from your job and has equally harmful effects on your mental health. It’s a  downspiraling cycle that leads to no good places.

It can be overcome – it just takes a little bit of adjustment in how you think about your work and your industry.

Session 4 – Monday, 13 December, 2021

Enforcing Constraints as a Solo Developer

By Kushan Joshi, Frontend Engineer at Square

Learn how to improve your productivity when you are the only person working on a project.

Tips to Avoid Disasters with Design-Naïve Clients

By Caroline Leopold, Designer, Writer, and Founder at Fuel Copy

Have you had a web design project result in a final version to be so far from your original vision? Caroline gives tips to organize your project and educate clients to avoid gotchas such as scope creep.

Session 5 – Monday, 20 December, 2021

Exploring Alternative Web Workflows

By Marko Marinkovic, Independent Researcher and Semantic Web Enthusiast

Marko will introduce a series of lectures on “Exploring alternative web workflows."

The intention is to put an emphasis on a prototyping mindset and the rise of Semantic Web, and present some of the results of a 10 years research work in this field.

To give yourself an introduction to the subject, please read Saving your web workflows with prototyping.”

How Do I Manage My Personal and Family Life Wellbeing for Maximum Productivity?

By Vikram Ingleshwar, React Native Freelance Developer

Vikram shares his personal experiences of balancing personal and professional life without getting burnt out and running around like a headless chicken.

Vikram is a 42 year old IT engineer who learned web / mobile development recently after spending 16 years as an SDET and 2 years of entrepreneurship life. All while taking care of our 11-month-old kid along with my supportive wife.

He will share easy-to-implement tips and tricks which worked for him and will work for you as well.

Session 6 – Monday, 27 December, 2021

Ultimate Toolkit for a Lazy React Developer in 2021

By Saurabh Gupta, Creative Developer

Saurabh introducces modern tools and how to use them to make better applications with minimal effort. This talk is especially for those developers who feel left behind and want to know modern tools to make their life easier.