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You Know Nothing ... or do you?

Sascha Wolf
January 19, 2019

You Know Nothing ... or do you?

Each and every day we encounter the knowledge of thousands of people. We read articles, blog posts, documentation and smart answers on StackOverflow. How can we compete against this well of wisdom?

You might think that you have nothing to add. You'll be surprised how much you actually know.

Sascha Wolf

January 19, 2019

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  1. Hi, I'm Sascha - Full Stack Developer / TSA -

    @grandcentrix in Cologne, Germany - During my career I: - wrote backend services in Java and NodeJS - created responsive websites with CSS, Vue, and Elm - shaped iOS apps with Objective-C and Swift - did some embedded development in C - built big backend systems with Elixir ! wolf4earth | saschawolf.me
  2. A Great Developer - Awesome tech skills - Incredible productivity

    - High quality code - Blazing fast learner - Some Soft skills
  3. So we don't ... - answer that StackOverflow question -

    do that talk on that meetup - offer that help to someone - prepare that workshop - record that video - write that blog post - give input during that meeting
  4. Which qualities do you respect? » Writes awesome code? »

    Great communication skills? » Empathic and patient? » Fun to interact with? » Interested in a variety of topics? » Prompts you to learn new things? » Probably lots of other things!
  5. Psychological Safety [the] shared belief held by members of a

    team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. [...] A sense of confidence that the team will not embarrass, reject or punish someone for speaking up. — Amy Edmondson (Harvard Business School)1 1 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/what-google-learned-from-its-quest-to-build-the-perfect-team.html
  6. When we define our worth by our tech skills, every

    critique strongly undermines our self-confidence — My realization
  7. Hi again, I'm still Sascha » Husband / Father /

    Roleplayer / Developer » Vegan for nearly 6 years » Atheist, very interested in theology » Big on bringing compassion into work and life » Techy, full stack dev with a love for FP » Read a lot: SciFi, RPGs, thought-provoking stuff » Interests: game design & gaming, mindfulness, ethics, space exploration, productivity