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

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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?

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

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

    DAY LONG
  4. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme CARPENTERS ->
 | FALL

    OFF LADDERS
 | STUB THEIR TOES
  5. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme WHOSE CHECKING UP ON

    THE DEVELOPERS?
  6. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme COMPANY CULTURE === LARGE

    IMPACT ON YOUR WELL-BEING
  7. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme YOU WILL FIND A

    JOB THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.
  8. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme SPEAK UP! COMMUNICATE!

  9. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme LEAN IN ON YOUR

    SUPPORT SYSTEM DON’T TAKE IT OUT ON THEM!
  10. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme WAYS TO RELEASE STRESS

    @ WORK =>
 | COFFEE WALK
 | LA CROIX RUN
 | 1v1 WITH MANAGERS / CO-WORKERS
 | MAKE PACT
  11. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme USE YOUR LACK OF

    COMMUTE TO “EXERCISE”
  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

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

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

  15. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme BETWEEN SOCIAL MEDIA &

    TV, THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF DISTRACTIONS
  16. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme BE HONEST & REAL

    WITH YOURSELF!
  17. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme WORKING NIGHTS & WEEKENDS

    FOR A CO YOU DON’T OWN, WON’T PAY OFF
  18. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme SURROUND YOURSELF WITH
 FRIENDS

    THAT RELAX YOU, NOT ONES THAT STRESS YOU OUT!
  19. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme LIFE IS SHORT.
 TAKE

    CARE OF YOURSELF!
  20. Peter Piekarczyk @peterpme Preposterous, Inc @peterpme THANK YOU. @peterpme @peterpme