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How to Discover Your Inner Superhero: WebDevConf 2013

Rachel
October 18, 2013

How to Discover Your Inner Superhero: WebDevConf 2013

Talk given at WebDevConf on 18th October 2013 in Bristol, UK.

Rachel

October 18, 2013
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  1. How to discover your inner superhero Rachel Shillcock @missrachilli

  2. HAI :)

  3. thanks @danjdavies :)

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  5. Discoverin Your Inner Superhero • why I think everyone can

    be a superhero • why I think that it matters • how I can help you become a superhero
  6. Why, hello! …who the heck are you?

  7. what is a superhero?

  8. somebody that possesses "extraordinary or superhuman powers"

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  14.  everyone can be a superhero

  15. why do I care? ❓

  16. disclaimer: try to avoid doin this sort of stuff!

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  18. but? i was lucky

  19. (ima e thanks to @danjdavies)

  20. my favourite superheroes

  21. Iron Man

  22. Robert Downey Jr. http://screencrush.com/iron-man-bond/

  23. everyone should actually hate him

  24. Chuck Anderson (@nopattern)

  25. he inspired me to do what I love ♥

  26. the tools of our trade 

  27. di ital & phsyical tools 

  28. be creative 

  29. how to become a superhero

  30. learnin 

  31. who am I?

  32. be practical 

  33. what do you do?

  34. what ood do you do?

  35. what are your ood points?

  36. never think you’ve stopped learnin

  37. what are your flaws?

  38. believe in yourself ⋆

  39. don’t be afraid to ask for help

  40. make mistakes

  41. don’t be afraid to make mistakes

  42. “children learn more by makin mistakes” Scientific American, 2009 www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=

    ettin -it-wron
  43. mistakes I’ve made

  44. 1. Colle e 

  45. failure is okay… I failed

  46. don’t listen to the noise

  47. 2. (Sli htly) more recently…

  48. DON’T DO THAT.

  49. EVER!

  50. what mistakes have you made?

  51. reco nise & understand your mistakes 

  52. acceptance & rowth

  53. 1. Accept your flaws 

  54. 2. Understand your stren ths

  55. “I’m the best at what I do.” Wolverine

  56. “With reat power comes reat responsibility.” Ben Parker

  57. what superhero are you oin to be today?

  58. 1. Set out to save the world

  59. 2. Set out to chan e the world ⚛

  60. 3. Overcome your fears 

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  62. 4. Challen e yourself 

  63. 5. How will you help others? 

  64. Take steps to…

  65. 1. Appreciate

  66. 2. Understand

  67. 3. Learn

  68. 4. Teach

  69. And finally?

  70. nurture your abilities

  71. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at somethin . But

    I can't accept not tryin .” Michael Jordan
  72. try, try, try 

  73. pay care & attention ⏳

  74. cocoon yourself 

  75. you don’t have to be superhuman

  76. Thank you! Rachel Shillcock @missrachilli www.rachil.li with thanks to Vic

    Bell & Symbolicons for the icons