The Focused Developer

The Focused Developer

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Are you more productive at home? To really get something done, do you do home office? If the answer is yes, something is wrong. Most modern offices and company cultures are primarily built to communicate and interrupt. Think, how often do you respond to a message within seconds? How often do you get interrupted by a colleague asking you a simple question, that probably could wait until the next day? Communicating at wrong times is a killer for productivity.

In this talk, Philipp is going to demonstrate and share how to stop this madness. In order to be really productive as a developer, you need long hours of uninterrupted focused work. You will discover the basic principles around deep work, a state of absolute productivity, that most developers would have never experienced. Finally, you will explore how mySugr is building an office and a company culture to maximize productivity for all employees while still inviting frequent communication.

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Philipp Hofmann

October 24, 2019
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  1. The Focused Developer @muffls Philipp Hofmann

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  4. 9:00 am

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  7. 9:30 am

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  21. 12:00 pm

  22. 6:00 pm

  23. Interruptions

  24. Company Culture

  25. Office

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  29. https://panasonic.net/design/flf/works/wear-space/

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  33. Technology

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  37. Interruptions 1. Company Culture 2. Office 3. Technology

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  39. Multitasking is killing your brain.

  40. Multitasking lets your IQ drop significantly.

  41. Like skipping whole night sleep.

  42. Or smoking weed. Image Source

  43. Knowing there is an unread message can reduce your IQ

    by 10 points!
  44. Turning you into a cognitive equivalent of an 8-year-old.

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  46. Shallow Work

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  48. Deep Work

  49. Huge opportunity.

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  52. How to work deeply?

  53. Deep work is not easy.

  54. 1. Long Uninterrupted Hours

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  56. No meeting day

  57. Focus Time

  58. Fight for it.

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  61. 2. No Interruptions

  62. Protect yourself from others.

  63. Let others know you are working deeply.

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  65. Change the company culture.

  66. You are your biggest enemy.

  67. Make it hard to switch to shallow work.

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  69. Don’t check Emails, Slack or other messaging tools.

  70. Log out from social media.

  71. Use tools

  72. forestapp.cc

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  74. mindfulbrowsing.org

  75. 3. Take Breaks

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  77. Pomodoro Technique

  78. Pomodoro Technique Focused Work 25 minutes Break 5 minutes

  79. Pomodoro Technique 4 Pomodoros Long Break

  80. Pomodoro Technique 4 Pomodoros Long Break Focused Work 25 minutes

    Break 5 minutes
  81. My Technique Focused Work 50 minutes Break 10 minutes

  82. Another technique Focused Work 90 - 120 minutes Break 20

    - 30 minutes
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  84. Seek boredom.

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  86. Give your brain a break.

  87. How to work deeply 1. Long Uninterrupted Hours 2. No

    Interruptions 3. Take Breaks
  88. Eudaimonia Machine

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  90. mySugr Office

  91. Gallery Cafe

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  96. Gallery Homebases Cafe

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  98. Reach Out

  99. Gallery Homebases Cafe Cabins Meeting Rooms

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  102. Gallery Homebases Cafe Cabins Meeting Rooms Focus

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  104. In Focus we ... … take calls to a nearby

    mini meeting room … don’t like to be disturbed (try sending a slack message) … mute all devices … work in groups … talk quietly … are as respectful as possible
  105. Gallery Homebases Cafe Focus Deep Focus Cabins Meeting Rooms

  106. In Deep Focus we ... … don’t take calls …

    want to be left alone … mute all devices
  107. … we work alone … don’t talk … are as

    quiet as possible
  108. Gallery Homebases Cafe Focus Deep Focus Cabins Meeting Rooms

  109. Further Reading

  110. The Focused Developer

  111. The Focused Developer Long Uninterrupted Hours No Interruptions Take Breaks

  112. @muffls Philipp Hofmann The Focused Developer Long Uninterrupted Hours No

    Interruptions Take Breaks