Keynote in English - UK at Dutch PHP Conference 2019
Short URL: https://joind.in/talk/fabad (QR-Code (opens in new window))
There is a stereotype of programmers as being antisocial and difficult, and unfortunately many of us take on this attitude as if it comes with the job - but it doesn't have to be this way! I know it from experience, because I've been an angry, judgemental know-it-all, and I'm ready to tell you how I completely changed my attitude and refactored my life.
In this talk I'll explain how anger and fear are the root causes of our aggressive behavior, how these feelings manifest as judgemental comments online, bullying in the workplace and ultimately keep the tech community toxic and stunted. I'll show you how embracing compassion, respect, and empathy will make you a better programmer and a happier person.
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Very powerful and well crafted, I will definitely strive to be a more understanding person
Thanks for this talk. The conversation it triggered with my colleagues after it alone made it worth it.
Very good talk on a very important subject with a clear message you can't argue with! I liked Jessica stories and the one with a paralyzed girl was very touching... The only issue I had with the reception were quotes. I think it'd be easier if they were put on slides, so that the audience could follow the words.
Great talk with certainly things we all need to improve. Thank you for this.
Great closing keynote that leaves one with enough questions to think about. As a slight improvement, I would recommend to cut down a bit on the animated gif loops. Having these playing in the background distract a bit from your own words, which are much more important. Thank you for sharing your story!
The message was clear with good examples, however it was long-winded and repetitive.
Very brave speaker, but it felt more as a self-help group confession.
It left me depressed, instead of inspired and enthusiastic about php.
Thank you for this important talk. It was a clear message delivered very well.
A keynote without (distracting) GIFs would be better. Overall it was a good keynote, but the content of the talk could be limited to 30 minutes.
This talk has depth; An ideal closing talk. The length was a little bit of a problem, but from my point of view, this was not a problem of the speaker, but more of the organizers. Closing talk can be short if it is powerful, and this talk definitely was...
An important subject, but stretched out too long. If I had know beforehand I would have skipped this talk.
Good talk with a good message.
Very strong message in a very powerful keynote. An important lesson for all developers. Thank you so much for a much needed wake-up call.