Hacking Your Emotional API 2.6.1 - RubyConf Australia

Hacking Your Emotional API 2.6.1 - RubyConf Australia

An abridged version of my main 'Hacking Your Emotional API' talk from RubyConf AU

Being a good developer isn't just about slinging code; we're part of a community. Interacting with others in a community means feelings are involved.
But feelings are messy and uncomfortable, so why can't you just ignore them? Because emotional skills are critical for working well on a team, and for writing code every day.
In this talk you’ll learn how emotions are affecting you by modeling them as an API and looking at the code.

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Emotional API

February 05, 2019
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  1. Hacking Your Emotional APIv3.0

  2. @emotionalAPI John Sawers Founder and CTO of Data Simply Senior

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

    One Ever
  4. @emotionalAPI • Cry • Make a Scene • Whine •

    Yell Don’t
  5. @emotionalAPI Do • • • •

  6. @emotionalAPI We’re on our own

  7. Endpoints @emotionalAPI

  8. Middleware @emotionalAPI delete /job/12 put /events/mother/visit put /baby/new post /people/co-worker/insult

    get /people/boss/compliment /feels/sadness
 /feels/anger
 /feels/fear
 /feels/anger
 /feels/pride Senses Wetware Inputs
  9. Middleware @emotionalAPI delete /job/12 put /events/mother/visit put /baby/new post /people/co-worker/insult

    get /people/boss/compliment /feels/love
 /feels/anger
 /feels/fear
 /feels/shame
 /feels/pride Senses Wetware Inputs
  10. Methods delete '/job/:id'
 100.times do
 Thread.new(post('/feels/fear')
 end
 20.times do
 Thread.new(post('/feels/sadness')


    end
 end @emotionalAPI
  11. @emotionalAPI A Public API The Bad News

  12. Decomposability @emotionalAPI

  13. “But feelings are icky, and I don’t wanna” — You,

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

    cases even backfires” David Rock Your Brain At Work[11]
  15. @emotionalAPI Coding Solo

  16. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Problems

  17. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Problems • Poorer Executive Function [1]

  18. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Problems • Poorer Executive Function [1] • Poorer

    Short Term Memory [2]
  19. @emotionalAPI Cognitive Problems • Poorer Executive Function [1] • Poorer

    Short Term Memory [2] • Lower ability to handle stress and cope with crisis [3]
  20. @emotionalAPI Cognitive & Health Benefits • “…not just in improved

    behavior but in measurable academic achievement.”[5] • “…measurable health advantage”[9]
  21. @emotionalAPI Coding Together

  22. @emotionalAPI Cognitive & Social Benefits • “Subjects made to feel

    powerful judged emotional expression more accurately.”[7]
  23. @emotionalAPI Cognitive & Social Benefits • “Subjects made to feel

    powerful judged emotional expression more accurately.”[7] • Better career advancement[8]
  24. @emotionalAPI Cognitive & Social Benefits • “Subjects made to feel

    powerful judged emotional expression more accurately.”[7] • Better career advancement[8] • Less self-centered [4] • Empathy!
  25. @emotionalAPI "It wasn't enough to merely be a good engineer

    at Valve. If you were a good engineer with zero communication skills your chances at surviving and thriving when I was there were pretty low. If you acted like an asshole and didn't have many friends it didn't matter how good you were or how awesome your accomplishments were. People like this would be fired sooner or later." - Rich Geldreich https://richg42.blogspot.com/2017/09/things-learned-while-running-your-own.html
  26. Toolkit

  27. @emotionalAPI Level 1: Conceptual Tools Level 2: On Your Own

    Level 3: With Someone Else Level 4: With a Group
  28. @emotionalAPI Level 1 Conceptual Tools

  29. @emotionalAPI You Control The Implementation

  30. @emotionalAPI You can control where and when you express your

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

  32. @emotionalAPI They Don’t Mean Anything

  33. @emotionalAPI Fear of Loss of Control

  34. @emotionalAPI Feelings are Enumerable, not Boolean Anger Disgust Shame

  35. @emotionalAPI There Is No Should

  36. @emotionalAPI Emotional Debt

  37. @emotionalAPI “Even if it feels bad, it’s ok to let

    it feel bad. Eventually you’ll stop feeling bad because feelings just don’t last very long” Amy Cuddy Presence[13]
  38. @emotionalAPI Level 2 On Your Own

  39. @emotionalAPI Rubber Duck Debugging

  40. @emotionalAPI “…consciously recognizing the emotions reduced their impact.” David Rock

    Your Brain At Work[10]
  41. @emotionalAPI Yup, talking

  42. @emotionalAPI The Feel Wheel[12]

  43. @emotionalAPI Emotional Retro

  44. @emotionalAPI Level 3 With Another Person Level 4 With A

    Group
  45. @emotionalAPI The Ultimate Goal

  46. Soft Skills Super Hard Skills

  47. @emotionalAPI Best Practices

  48. @emotionalAPI Pick One Thing

  49. @emotionalAPI Why am I talking about this?

  50. @emotionalAPI Thank You So Much Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/johnksawers/hacking-your-emotional-api-v2-dot-6-oscon Videos: http://emotionalapi.com Twitter:

    @emotionalAPI Come get a feel wheel!
  51. @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 significantly 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 [12] The Feeling Wheel http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/036215378201200411