For a lot of us programming is passion and vocation – and for me, too. But last year... I almost lost my love for coding forever. It happens to the best of us: you find yourself in a job situation that destroys your love for coding and makes you question *everything*.

This talk is about how I bugfixed my career and regained contentment, meaning and genius. I will pass on the lessons I learned on how to protect yourself from false loyalty, getting out of a job you once loved, taking calculated risks and finding your own field of passion.

What you'll learn from this talk:
Let’s look at my mistakes and find the bugs in my career - I’ll show you how I evaluated and fixed the bugs in my career with simple methods - Passion is dangerous for your career – I’ll explain why.


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Catalin Zmole at 12:25 on 24 Jun 2022

Insightful talk! I found myself in such kind of situation to bugfix my career one year ago and I totally agree with the conclusion of the talk: that you are not forced to work in something that you don't like (especially in tech and we are lucky for this) and always make a switch to love again what you do!

Timo Bakx at 12:30 on 24 Jun 2022

Awesome talk. Speaker was very clear and easy to follow. Slides were amazing and very easily readable.
The contents of the talk were insightful and helpful. And very recognisable in some cases.

Xavier Serrat at 12:36 on 24 Jun 2022

Great talk Diana! The explanation, slides and examples were perfect! I think it's a very important topic and I'll consider your suggestions to think about my career. Congrats!

Bas at 14:01 on 24 Jun 2022

Great you took the time to stand up and share your experiences. I was not really into it, but keep on speaking. I'm sure you have inspired other people today.

I know how hard it is to express yourself in a different language without repeating to you familiar phrases (especially when nerves kick in). Next time try to say similar things in a different way, to keep listeners more engaged.
f.i. not let me tell you a or another story but let me share what I have experienced

Also you had 4 "rules" about being happy at your job and you said it was not true. Better show lust the one you debunked or debunk all 4.

Mike at 14:48 on 24 Jun 2022

This was an interesting life story depicting the issues a lot of programmers went or are going through.
I think it lacked a bit of "flow" and that made it harder to stay focused on at times. Maybe if you present it a few more times it will get that final polish. Keep it up :)

Really insightful and enjoyable talk, particularly liked the personal experiences the speaker shared and the slides were very enjoyable.

Kaz van Wel at 15:54 on 24 Jun 2022

Very honest talk about things that aren't talked about a lot but are very important indeed.

Sandra at 16:15 on 24 Jun 2022

Thank you for sharing! I recognised the "Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill quote.

Loved learning of the questions/tools you've used. I don't journal or keep a diary but use (physical) cards and (physical & digital) notes in various places, checkbox/to-do lists, pro/con comparisons, and occasionally calendar notes (I have an app that lets me save any text to a calendar) to remember/remind me of things and help spot patterns.