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Hacking Your Emotional API 1.1 - Boston.rb

Hacking Your Emotional API 1.1 - Boston.rb

Emotional API

August 14, 2022
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  1. Your Emotional API How to be a better developer by

    being a better human Boston.rb
  2. @emotionalAPI John Sawers Founder and CTO of Data Simply Senior

    Developer at Privia Health @emotionalapi @johnksawers http://emotionalapi.com
  3. “Emotions just make so much sense to me” — No

    One Ever
  4. @emotionalAPI Cry Make a Scene Throw a Fit Whine Yell

    Don’t
  5. @emotionalAPI Do 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

  6. @emotionalAPI post '/feels/anger' do 
 ... 
 end 
 post

    '/feels/sadness' do 
 ... 
 end 
 post '/feels/fear' do 
 ... 
 end 
 post '/feels/shame' do 
 ... 
 end 
 post '/feels/joy' do 
 ... 
 end 
 post '/feels/love' do 
 ... 
 end 
 Endpoints
  7. @emotionalAPI There’s another layer delete '/job/12', 301: '/feels/sadness' 
 put

    '/events/mother/visit', 301: '/feels/anger' 
 put '/baby/new', 301: '/feels/fear' 
 post '/people/co-worker/comments/jerk', 301: '/feels/anger' 
 get '/people/boss/compliment', 301: '/feels/pride
  8. @emotionalAPI There’s another layer delete '/job/:id' 
 100.times do 


    Thread.new(post('/feels/fear') 
 end 
 20.times do 
 Thread.new(post('/feels/sadness') 
 end 
 end
  9. @emotionalAPI It’s A Public API The Bad News

  10. @emotionalAPI You Control The Implementation The Good News

  11. @emotionalAPI How Your Feeling Server Works Version: HTTP/1.0 Content-Type: application/feels

    Content-Length: ∞ Timeout: 7200 (hint: not very well)
  12. When The Big Feels Hit @emotionalAPI

  13. @emotionalAPI 20 Minutes

  14. You can control where and when you express your feelings

    (But you don’t have to)
  15. @emotionalAPI get('/feels/anger').perform_later

  16. @emotionalAPI 1. 20 Minutes 2. Delayed Jobs 3. 4. 5.

    6. 7. 8. System Properties
  17. Why Bother? That sounds really messy

  18. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Problems

  19. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Problems Poorer Executive Function [1]

  20. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Problems Poorer Short Term Memory [2]

  21. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Problems Lower ability to handle stress and cope

    with crisis [3]
  22. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Problems More self-centered [4]

  23. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Bene fi ts

  24. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Bene fi ts “not just in improved behavior

    but in measurable academic achievement.”[5]
  25. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Bene fi ts “…process information more abstractly, integrating

    information to extract the gist, detecting patterns and relationships”[6]
  26. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Bene fi ts “…judged emotional expression more accurately”[7]

  27. @emotionalAPI Express your ideas better Social Bene fi ts

  28. @emotionalAPI Better career advancement[8] Social Bene fi ts

  29. @emotionalAPI Empathy! Social Bene fi ts

  30. @emotionalAPI Help others with their emotional challenges Social Bene fi

    ts
  31. @emotionalAPI Health Bene fi ts “measurable health advantage”[9]

  32. Better Human?

  33. Better Developer?

  34. @emotionalAPI Code Reviews

  35. @emotionalAPI Degraded Cognition

  36. @emotionalAPI Distraction

  37. @emotionalAPI Problematic Teammates

  38. @emotionalAPI Impostor Syndrome

  39. @emotionalAPI Interviewed, Hired, Fired

  40. @emotionalAPI Manage & Mentor

  41. http://frontside.io/ Senior Software Developer

  42. More Details

  43. @emotionalAPI 1. 20 Minutes Max 2. Delayed Jobs 3. 4.

    5. 6. 7. 8. 9. System Properties
  44. @emotionalAPI Talking

  45. “…consciously recognizing the emotions reduced their impact.” David Rock

  46. @emotionalAPI

  47. @emotionalAPI Try Lots of Words

  48. @emotionalAPI “I feel” vs. “I am”

  49. @emotionalAPI It’s Just Energy

  50. @emotionalAPI It’s Just Energy Dancing Singing Exercise

  51. @emotionalAPI They Don’t Mean Anything

  52. @emotionalAPI You’re Human

  53. @emotionalAPI Fear of Loss of Control

  54. @emotionalAPI Fear of Loss of Control A constructive way to

    express anger?
  55. @emotionalAPI Fear of Loss of Control A constructive way to

    express anger? No such thing?
  56. @emotionalAPI Feelings are Enumerable, not Boolean how_you_really_feel = [<Feeling#…>,…]

  57. @emotionalAPI There’s no such thing as how you ‘really feel’

  58. @emotionalAPI There Is No Should

  59. “Trying not to feel something doesn’t work, and in some

    cases even back fi res” David Rock
  60. @emotionalAPI 1. 20 Minutes 2. Delayed Jobs 3. It Doesn’t

    Mean Anything 4. You Won’t Lose Control 5. It’s Just Energy 6. Talking Makes It Better 7. All Feelings Are Valid 8. There Is Nothing You Should Be Feeling 9. Repression Doesn’t work System Properties
  61. @emotionalAPI Do •GET /feels/anger/meaning, response: nil •self.body(:move) •@con fi dant.send_message(“I

    feel so sad about…”) •self.send_message(“I feel so hurt about…”)
  62. @emotionalAPI How did I get here? “…an intensive 20-hr Weekend

    Retreat in which you will explore your erroneous belief systems, learn to appropriately express emotions in a manner that heals…” Purpose • Passion • Peace http://aliceamos.me/p3retreat/
  63. A Journey Through Anger

  64. @emotionalAPI

  65. @emotionalAPI GET '/events/something/trivial' ⬇ POST ‘/feels/anger'

  66. @emotionalAPI Do

  67. @emotionalAPI Safe Space

  68. @emotionalAPI Throw A Fit

  69. @emotionalAPI Do: •GET /feels/anger/meaning, response: nil •self.body(:move) •@con fi dant.send_message(“I

    feel so sad about…”) •@self.send_message(“I feel so hurt about…”) •SafeSpace.new(throw Fit.new(“ARRRGH”))
  70. A Journey Through Sadness

  71. @emotionalAPI delete ‘/v5/parents/marriage’ 
 
 post ‘/v6/parents/:dad_id/set_emotional_distance/100’ 
 
 post

    ‘/v8/parents/:dad_id/diseases/cancer’ 
 
 delete ‘/v17/parents/:dad_id’
  72. @emotionalAPI /v5 delete ‘/v5/parents/marriage’ do 
 20.times.do { 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/fear'))

    
 Thread.new(get('/feels/sadness')) 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/blame')) 
 } 
 delete('/feels/self_worth') 
 end
  73. @emotionalAPI /v8 post /v8/parents/:dad_id/diseases/cancer do 
 20.times.do { 
 Thread.new(delete('/v5/parents/marriage'))

    
 Thread.new(get('/feels/fear')) 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/sadness')) 
 } 
 end
  74. @emotionalAPI /v17 def ‘/v17/parents/:dad_id’ do 
 1000.times.do { 
 Thread.new(post('/v8/parents/:dad_id/diseases/cancer'))

    
 Thread.new(delete('/v5/parents/marriage')) 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/anger')) 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/sadness')) 
 } 
 end
  75. @emotionalAPI Daddy Issues

  76. @emotionalAPI Stack Trace NoMethodError - unde fi ned method `paternal_approval’

    for BossClass: /me/feels/panic.rb:9:in `initialize' /me/feels/love/daddy:14:in `none_for_you’ /me/feels/fear/mistake/guaranteed_to_be_ fi red:21:in `realize_mistake’ /me/events/releases/prod/bug_count/metrics.rb:39:in `count_bugs’
  77. @emotionalAPI Stack Trace NoMethodError - unde fi ned method `paternal_approval’

    for BossClass: /me/feels/panic.rb:9:in `initialize' /me/feels/love/daddy:14:in `none_for_you’ /me/feels/fear/mistake/guaranteed_to_be_ fi red:21:in `realize_mistake’ /me/events/releases/prod/bug_count/metrics.rb:39:in `count_bugs’
  78. Cry

  79. “Crying doesn’t indicate you are weak, since birth it has

    always been a sign to indicate you are alive” — attributed to Charlotte Brontë
  80. @emotionalAPI /v17 def ‘/v17/parents/:dad_id’ do 
 1000.times.do { 
 Thread.new(post('/v8/parents/:dad_id/diseases/cancer'))

    
 Thread.new(delete('/v5/parents/marriage')) 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/anger')) 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/sadness')) 
 } 
 end
  81. @emotionalAPI Diff def ‘/v17/parents/:dad_id’ do 
 1000.times.do { 500.times.do {

    
 Thread.new(post('/v8/parents/:dad_id/diseases/cancer')) 
 Thread.new(delete('/v5/parents/marriage')) 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/anger')) 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/sadness')) 
 } 
 end
  82. @emotionalAPI Diff get ‘/me/events/releases/prod/bugs/count_high’ do 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/unloved')) 
 Thread.new(get('/feels/panic')) 


    puts 'oops' 
 fi x_it 
 move_on 
 end
  83. @emotionalAPI Baggage

  84. @emotionalAPI Emotional Mentorship You can do this work on your

    own But it’s more powerful and rewarding to do it with others.
  85. @emotionalAPI Open Sourcing Mental Illness is a campaign founded by

    Ed Finkler to change how we deal with mental health in the tech community. https://osmihelp.org/ @OSMIhelp
  86. @emotionalAPI Self Awareness (Monitoring)

  87. @emotionalAPI Do: •GET /feels/anger/meaning, response: nil •self.body(:move) •@con fi dant.send_message(“I

    feel so sad about…”) •self.send_message(“I feel so hurt about…”) •SafeSpace.new(throw Fit.new(“ARRRGGH”) •SafeSpace.new(:cry) •Service start nagios •Week.days.each(:practice) •con fi g.treads = false •self.get_help(:therapist_service)
  88. @emotionalAPI Best Practices

  89. @emotionalAPI Pick One Thing

  90. @emotionalAPI No overnight success

  91. @emotionalAPI You’re Never Done

  92. @emotionalAPI It’s OK

  93. Soft Skills Super Hard Skills

  94. @emotionalAPI DEEP BREATH

  95. @emotionalAPI Thank You So Much This is just the start

    Mailing List: http://emotionalapi.com Twitter: @emotionalAPI
  96. @emotionalAPI Come get a feeling wheel! I’d love to hear

    what your ‘one thing’ is
  97. @emotionalAPI References [1],[2] “…a lack of power impairs our cognitive

    function.’ Amy Cuddy, Presence 119 [3] “In fact, people who have a high sense of personal control…cope signi fi cantly better in crisis…because their executive functions are intact” Amy Cuddy, Presence, 136 [4] “Powerlessness makes us self-absorbed” Amy Cuddy, Presence 121 [5] “Helping children improve their self-awareness and confidence, manage their disturbing emotional impulses and increase their empathy pays off not just in improved behavior but in measurable academic achievement.” — Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence xi [6] “The [people who feel] powerful process information more abstractly, integrating information to extract the gist, detecting patterns and relationships” Smith, P.K., Dijkterhuis, A, & Wigbuldus, D.H. Psychology Science, 19, 1258-1259 [7] “Subjects made to feel powerful judged emotional expression more accurately.” Amy Cuddy, Presence 127 [8] “…having high leadership potential were far stronger in EI competencies…” Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence xiii [9] “Those who can mange their emotional lives with more calm and self-awareness … have … distinct and measurable health advantage … confirmed by many studies” Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence xi [10] “…when they were asked to name the emotion, the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex activated and reduced the emotional amygdala reactivity. In other words, consciously recognizing the emotions reduced their impact.” David Rock, Your Brain At Work 127 [11] Gross found that people who tried to suppress a negative emotional experience failed to do so. While they thought they looked fine outwardly, inwardly their limbic system was just as aroused as without suppression. Trying not to feel something doesn’t work, and in some cases even backfires. David Rock, Your Brain At Work 119