Fraud syndrome, better known as impostor syndrome, is a common phenomena where someone feels like a fraud because they think everyone is better than themselves.
Working with JavaScript tends to generate this effect on developers, because there is always a new library to learn, and a new framework to master.
Despite their experience, every developer that interacted with JavaScript, has found themselves with a confused face while trying to understand the new technology everybody is talking about, just to have it replaced by another one in the incoming months.

In this talk, Jose Aguinaga, author of "How it feels to learn Javascript in 2016" and experienced developer (he swears), will talk about JavaScript fatigue and better approaches to avoid the Fear Of Missing Out other than trying to learn everything that comes from HackerNews.
From his job in San Francisco, to teaching coding in Bali, Jose will share his personal experiences of working for multiple startups in various cities across the world, and share his views on how to learn the most popular (and unpopular) language in the world.


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Matteo Ronchi at 10:39 on 10 May 2017

We need more talk like that! Great job!

Simon Vocella at 10:39 on 10 May 2017

awesome talk!

Federico Gandellini at 10:41 on 10 May 2017

a great talk with many topics to think about!

Brilliant talk

Real good keynote, useful for all JavaScript developers

Great talk with some serious food for thought. Talking about the emotional side of our job is something that I'd love to see more often in the community.

great talk!

Great talk: smart, funny and really interesting

Anonymous at 14:48 on 10 May 2017

I felt it wasn't an incredible keynote but was very enjoyable regardless. I heard someone saying it was a bit too long and I second the feedback, I would suggest to pick up the pace a bit (to include more) or finish earlier. But anyhow good talk!

Carlo Panzi at 14:53 on 10 May 2017

Inspiring opening talk :)

Federico at 19:07 on 10 May 2017

Nice keynote... Loved Addy Osmani's quote (and others good points as well)

Extremely well-delivered talk! You should probably move your career to acting, you'll probably make more money than with software... and yes you'll get rid of all this annoying JS fatigue (fatigue)!

agnese at 19:22 on 10 May 2017

It was a really nice talk, I liked it

Great talk!

Stefano Sala at 22:32 on 10 May 2017

Very interesting and fun talk

The PERFECT keynote, thanks Jose.

Great introduction!


Paolo Rovella at 10:09 on 11 May 2017

Very good introduction! Thanks :)

Very interesting talk!

Great job!

Very inspirational.

Nikhil Verma at 20:09 on 11 May 2017

It really reminded me of the struggles I had faced in the past. And how much I felt like loser when I joined a team which used unfamilar technologies. Glad to be reinforced that I am not the only one and others share the pain :)

inspiring :)

Samu at 09:34 on 12 May 2017


I had a lot of fun! Brilliant!

M_a_s_s_i at 11:23 on 12 May 2017

Very good talk!

tore at 15:13 on 12 May 2017

Aweson talk! Perfect for starting.

Great, inspiring talk.

Miro Svrtan at 19:13 on 12 May 2017

Very good talk, it did start bit too much as a self promotion but after the intro it was great.

I dont think the issue of knowing/using all the shiniest toys is only a problem in Javascript community, I see it in others as well (not as intense as in JS though)

Enrico Bono at 20:20 on 12 May 2017

Amazing talk, amazing experience.

Luca Minuti at 13:42 on 15 May 2017

great talk!

Samuele Lilli at 19:06 on 26 May 2017

Really nice talk to open the conference. I've found interesting things to think on.