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DevOps Day Chicago 2017 - Your Body's Configuration is Important, Too

Peter Piekarczyk
September 12, 2017
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DevOps Day Chicago 2017 - Your Body's Configuration is Important, Too

“I didn’t recognize you without your computer!” is what I used to hear a lot. I was in a constant battle with myself to keep coding, more and more. There’s so much to learn, so many different products to build - how am I ever going to have the time to build it?

If you’ve had those thoughts - you’re not the only one. We spend our days, nights and lives sitting in front of our computer screens and we forget to take care of ourselves. Anxiety, stress and depression are becoming bigger parts of our lives whether or not we want to admit it.

It’s time to take a break and talk about ourselves! How do we fix our own bugs? How do we perform better? How can we improve upon the anxiety that’s been bogging us down?

We need to, as a community start acknowledging these issues and talking about them in person. You can introduce all the new frameworks in the world but if developers are getting panic attacks and throwing their computers out the window, what’s the point?

Peter Piekarczyk

September 12, 2017
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  1. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    Your Body’s
    Configuration

    Is Important, Too
    Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme

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  2. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    STRESS, ANXIETY,
    DEPRESSION

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  3. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    DEVELOPERS SOLVE
    PROBLEMS ALL DAY LONG

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  4. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    CARPENTERS ->

    | FALL OFF LADDERS

    | STUB THEIR TOES

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  5. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    WHOSE CHECKING
    UP ON THE
    DEVELOPERS?

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  6. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    COMPANY CULTURE ===
    LARGE IMPACT ON YOUR
    WELL-BEING

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  7. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    YOU WILL FIND A JOB
    THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.

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  8. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    SPEAK UP! COMMUNICATE!

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  9. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    LEAN IN ON YOUR SUPPORT
    SYSTEM
    DON’T TAKE IT OUT ON
    THEM!

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  10. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    WAYS TO RELEASE STRESS @ WORK =>

    | COFFEE WALK

    | LA CROIX RUN

    | 1v1 WITH MANAGERS / CO-WORKERS

    | MAKE PACT

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  11. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    USE YOUR LACK OF COMMUTE TO
    “EXERCISE”

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  12. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    WORKING FROM HOME =>

    | GO FOR A LONG WALK

    | BIKE TO A NEW PART OF TOWN

    | CHILL OUTSIDE AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER


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  13. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    CLEAR YOUR HEAD!

    BREATHE!

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  14. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

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  15. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    BETWEEN SOCIAL MEDIA &
    TV, THERE’S NO SHORTAGE
    OF DISTRACTIONS

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  16. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    BE HONEST & REAL WITH
    YOURSELF!

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  17. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    WORKING NIGHTS &
    WEEKENDS FOR A CO YOU
    DON’T OWN, WON’T PAY OFF

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  18. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    SURROUND YOURSELF WITH

    FRIENDS THAT RELAX YOU, NOT
    ONES THAT STRESS YOU OUT!

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  19. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    LIFE IS SHORT.

    TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!

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  20. Peter Piekarczyk
    @peterpme
    Preposterous, Inc
    @peterpme
    THANK YOU.
    @peterpme
    @peterpme

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