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Planning for Personal Sparkles: A COVID-19 Plan

Planning for Personal Sparkles: A COVID-19 Plan

Can’t focus? Yeah. Me neither. For some of us, we’re now balancing multiple responsibilities at the same time like kids and work. For others, burn out, information overload, and quarantine side effects are weighing on us. For everyone, working during a global pandemic offers unique challenges and regardless of who you are, we all have less time in the day when we’re able to focus. In this talk, learn about setting goals and working in a way that helps you recognize and reflect on your accomplishments and progress to make the most of that limited time and give yourself some much needed personal sparkles.

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Allison McMillan

July 14, 2020
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  1. Planning for Personal Sparkles: A COVID-19 Plan Allison McMillan @allie_p

    daydreamsinruby.com for the worksheet
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  11. Question Time

  12. Question 1: You are helping someone who wants to go

    to your airport, the center of town or railway station. You would: a. go with them. b. tell them the directions. c. write down the directions. d. draw, or show them a map, or give them a map.
  13. Question 2: A website has a video showing how to

    make a special graph. There is a person speaking, some lists and words describing what to do and some diagrams. You would learn most from: a. seeing the diagrams. b. listening. c. reading the words. d. watching the actions.
  14. Question 3: You are planning a vacation for a group.

    You want some feedback from them about the plan. You would: a. describe some of the highlights they will experience. b. use a map to show them the places. c. give them a copy of the printed itinerary. d. phone, text or email them.
  15. Question 4: You are going to cook something as a

    special treat. You would: a. cook something you know without the need for instructions. b. ask friends for suggestions. c. look on the Internet or in some cookbooks for ideas from the pictures. d. use a good recipe.
  16. Question 5: A group of tourists want to learn about

    the parks or wildlife reserves in your area. You would: a. talk about, or arrange a talk for them about parks or wildlife reserves. b. show them maps and internet pictures. c. take them to a park or wildlife reserve and walk with them. d. give them a book or pamphlets about the parks or wildlife reserves
  17. Question 6: You are about to purchase a digital camera

    or mobile phone. Other than price, what would most influence your decision? a. Trying or testing it. b. Reading the details or checking its features online. c. It is a modern design and looks good. d. The salesperson telling me about its features.
  18. Question 7: Remember a time when you learned how to

    do something new. Avoid choosing a physical skill, eg. riding a bike. You learned best by: a. watching a demonstration. b. listening to somebody explaining it and asking questions. c. diagrams, maps, and charts - visual clues. d. written instructions – e.g. a manual or book.
  19. Question 8: You have a problem with your heart. You

    would prefer that the doctor: a. gave you something to read to explain what was wrong. b. used a plastic model to show what was wrong. c. described what was wrong. d. showed you a diagram of what was wrong.
  20. Question 9: You want to learn a new program, skill

    or game on a computer. You would: a. read the written instructions that came with the program. b. talk with people who know about the program. c. use the computer controls or keyboard. d. follow the diagrams in the book that came with it.
  21. Question 10: I like websites that have: a. things I

    can click on, shift or try. b. interesting design and visual features. c. interesting written descriptions, lists and explanations. d. audio channels where I can hear music, radio programs or interviews.
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  27. Tailor strategies to how you learn

  28. Action Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Goals Steps 1. Goals

  29. Action Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Goals

  30. SMART Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-constrained Action Accountability Incorporate Assess

    Reflect Goals
  31. Lines of Code Features Completed Action Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect

    Goals
  32. Action Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Goals

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  34. Action Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Goals

  35. • Learn to put search functionality into the user homepage

    • Feel more comfortable with defining my abilities • Commit something to OSS • Build something using JavaScript Bad Goals Action Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Goals
  36. • Write a useful script • Continue to improve in

    testing and learn more about testing concepts like stubbing, mocking, and message chains • Understand the basics of relational data modeling and relational data • Become more of a go-to person for pairing and getting unstuck Better Goals Action Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Goals
  37. • Write a useful script • Continue to improve in

    testing and learn more about testing concepts like stubbing, mocking, and message chains • Understand the basics of relational data modeling and relational data • Become more of a go-to person for pairing and getting unstuck Your Turn Action Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Goals
  38. Goals Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Action 1. Goals 2. Actions

    Steps
  39. A goal without a plan is just a wish -Antoine

    de Saint-Exupéry Goals Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Action
  40. How will I know if I’m making progress? What are

    the smaller things that need to be learned or done in order to accomplish this goal? What is my plan for breaking this goal down into smaller parts in order to accomplish the goal one step at a time? Goals Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Action
  41. Goals Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Action

  42. Learn 4 testing frameworks Continue to improve in testing and

    learn more about testing concepts like stubbing, mocking, and message chains Read a blog post about mocking Bad Action Steps Goals Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Action
  43. Become more of a go-to person for pairing and getting

    unstuck Ask everyone all the time if they have questions Try to drive all the time Bad Action Steps Goals Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Action
  44. Continue to improve in testing and learn more about testing

    concepts like stubbing, mocking, and message chains Become more of a go-to person for pairing and getting unstuck Find scenarios that require complex testing concepts Do test set-ups from scratch Pair with interns and let them ask questions Determine what areas are good for me to be a go to person Better Action Steps Goals Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Action
  45. Continue to improve in testing and learn more about testing

    concepts like stubbing, mocking, and message chains 2. Find scenarios that require complex testing concepts 1. Do test set-ups from scratch Better Action Steps Goals Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Action
  46. Continue to improve in testing and learn more about testing

    concepts like stubbing, mocking, and message chains 2. Find scenarios that require complex testing concepts 1. Do test set-ups from scratch Your Turn Goals Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect Action
  47. Goals Action Incorporate Assess Reflect Accountability 1. Goals 2. Actions

    3. Accountability Steps
  48. Goals Action Incorporate Assess Reflect Accountability

  49. Goals Action Incorporate Assess Reflect Accountability

  50. Goals Action Incorporate Assess Reflect Accountability Your Turn

  51. Goals Action Accountability Assess Reflect Incorporate 1. Goals 2. Actions

    3. Accountability 4. Incorporate Steps
  52. Goals Action Accountability Assess Reflect Incorporate

  53. Pick up the issue most related to your learning goal(s)

    Goals Action Accountability Assess Reflect Incorporate
  54. If you can’t: Ask to pair with whomever does Goals

    Action Accountability Assess Reflect Incorporate
  55. If you can’t: Ask to pair with whomever does Code

    review the pull request Goals Action Accountability Assess Reflect Incorporate
  56. Incorporate your goal into the tickets you DO pick up

    creatively Goals Action Accountability Assess Reflect Incorporate
  57. Do tests exist? What do you think of them? How

    do the tests relate to the methods being tested? Look at a similar file to compare and contrast Goal: Continue to improve in testing and learn more about testing concepts like stubbing, mocking, and message chains Goals Action Accountability Assess Reflect Incorporate
  58. Test Drive the ticket Add tests after OR Goal: Continue

    to improve in testing and learn more about testing concepts like stubbing, mocking, and message chains Goals Action Accountability Assess Reflect Incorporate
  59. Ask specific questions on your pr to make it easy

    to get feedback Goal: Continue to improve in testing and learn more about testing concepts like stubbing, mocking, and message chains Test Drive the ticket Add tests after OR Goals Action Accountability Assess Reflect Incorporate
  60. Goals Action Accountability Incorporate Reflect Assess 1. Goals 2. Actions

    3. Accountability 4. Incorporate 5. Assess Steps
  61. Goals Action Accountability Incorporate Reflect Assess

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  63. Goals Action Accountability Incorporate Reflect Assess

  64. Retrospectives Make your own additional retro Liked, Learned, Lacked Goals

    Action Accountability Incorporate Reflect Assess
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  66. Goals Action Accountability Incorporate Reflect Assess Your Turn

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  69. Goals Action Accountability Incorporate Reflect Assess Your Turn

  70. Goals Action Accountability Incorporate Assess Reflect 1. Goals 2. Actions

    3. Accountability 4. Incorporate 5. Assess 6. Reflect Steps
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  77. Thank you!

  78. @allie_p on Twitter allison.p.mcmillan@gmail.com www.daydreamsinruby.com