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Clueless — EE Conf Keynote

Clueless — EE Conf Keynote

Tracy Osborn

October 25, 2018
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  1. EE CON F
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    Tracy Osborn
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    Clueless

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  2. EE CON F
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    Hi, I’m Tracy!
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    (daring, not darling)

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  11. EE CON F
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    A bit about my
    background:

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  15. PYCON AU
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  16. PYCON CANADA
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  17. PYCON CANADA
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    “This site consists of Terry Brooks, the best author I
    have seen in a long time, sort of pathetic java
    games, fanfiction and short stories, and works of
    art. Not to mention a Message Board, and a Chat
    Room for all of you to enjoy.”

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  18. PYCON CANADA
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    “This site consists of Terry Brooks, the best author I
    have seen in a long time, sort of pathetic java
    games, fanfiction and short stories, and works of
    art. Not to mention a Message Board, and a Chat
    Room for all of you to enjoy.”

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  19. PYCON AU
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  21. PYCON AU
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    CSC 101
    Fundamentals of
    Computer Science

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  24. PYCON AU
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    CSC 101
    Fundamentals of Computer
    Science
    #talkpay

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    CSC 103
    Fundamentals of
    Computer Science III

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    CSC 103
    Fundamentals of Computer
    Science III
    #talkpay

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  27. PYCON AU
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  33. PYCON AU
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    CSC 103
    Fundamentals of Computer
    Science III
    #talkpay

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  34. PYCON AU
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    CSC 103
    Fundamentals of Computer
    Science III
    #talkpay

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  35. PYCON AU
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    At the time I thought I wasted my time in
    university, but having a background in both
    computer science and design has been a huge
    benefit in my current career.

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  36. PYCON AU
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    Lessons learned:
    I had a direct experience with how difficult it is to
    work with code and the how teaching styles can
    make a huge difference.

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  37. EE CON F
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    Speaking of that 

    first job…

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  38. DJA NGO CON US
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    (Let’s talk about 

    the scariest moment in my career.)

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    55% 

    raise

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  44. DJA NGO CON US
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    There was no reason to pay me more
    until I asked for it.

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  45. DJA NGO CON US
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    This moment taught me the importance of
    — Knowing what you are worth.

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  46. DJA NGO CON US
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    This moment taught me the importance of
    — Knowing what you are worth.
    — How to ask for it.

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  47. EE CON F
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    So I decided to 

    work for myself

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  48. EE CON F
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    And back to my
    story…
    #talkpay

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  49. EE CON F
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    And back to my
    story…
    #talkpay

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  50. EE CON F
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    And back to my
    story…
    #talkpay

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  51. EE CON F
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  52. EE CON F
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    And back to my
    story…
    #talkpay

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  53. EE CON F
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  54. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:

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  55. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:
    Inefficient web apps are OKAY when you’re learning and
    getting off the ground (as long as there are no security
    problems.)

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  56. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:
    Inefficient web apps are OKAY when you’re learning and
    getting off the ground (as long as there are no security
    problems.)
    Learn by doing! I learned so much faster by having a real
    project to work on.

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  57. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:
    Inefficient web apps are OKAY when you’re learning and
    getting off the ground (as long as there are no security
    problems.)
    Learn by doing! I learned so much faster by having a real
    project to work on.
    Startups are stressful but if you like having to constantly
    be learning and doing something different most days,
    then it’s a fun job.

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  58. EE CON F
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    Burned out? 

    Let’s write a book!

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  59. EE CON F
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    I taught myself how to build a web app using
    a few online tutorials, but (after I learned) 

    I didn’t like the way it was taught.

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  60. EE CON F
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    There weren’t any tutorials that had:

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  61. EE CON F
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    There weren’t any tutorials that had:
    • A customizable tutorial.

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  62. EE CON F
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    There weren’t any tutorials that had:
    • A customizable tutorial.
    • That was more project-based than theory-based.

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  63. EE CON F
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    There weren’t any tutorials that had:
    • A customizable tutorial.
    • That was more project-based than theory-based.
    • That didn’t assume a background in programming.

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  64. EE CON F
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    There weren’t any tutorials that had:
    • A customizable tutorial.
    • That was more project-based than theory-based.
    • That didn’t assume a background in programming.
    • That was small.

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  65. EE CON F
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    There weren’t any tutorials that had:
    • A customizable tutorial.
    • That was more project-based than theory-based.
    • That didn’t assume a background in programming.
    • That was small.
    • That was good-looking.

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  66. EE CON F
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    (Was getting tired and burnt out. What to do? Write a
    book!

    So the university experience combined with teaching
    myself how to code caused several “a ha” moments in my
    head. 


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  68. EE CON F
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    (Was getting tired and burnt out. What to do? Write a
    book!

    So the university experience combined with teaching
    myself how to code caused several “a ha” moments in my
    head. 


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  69. EE CON F
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    (Was getting tired and burnt out. What to do? Write a
    book!

    So the university experience combined with teaching
    myself how to code caused several “a ha” moments in my
    head. 


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  70. EE CON F
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    (Was getting tired and burnt out. What to do? Write a
    book!

    So the university experience combined with teaching
    myself how to code caused several “a ha” moments in my
    head. 


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  71. EE CON F
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    Why not get 100% of the royalties?
    (For a LOT more effort.)

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  72. EE CON F
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    Turning to Kickstarter

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  73. EE CON F
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    Threw myself into this without really
    knowing what I was doing. Building a
    startup definitely helped here.

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  74. EE CON F
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  75. EE CON F
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  76. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:

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  77. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:
    You got to keep marketing in mind when you
    build a product. Yes, it sucks. I’d rather build a
    product than market it.

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  78. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:
    You got to keep marketing in mind when you
    build a product. Yes, it sucks. I’d rather build a
    product than market it.
    Friends are awesome.

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  79. EE CON F
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    Oh no, now I need to
    make a book.

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  80. EE CON F
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  81. EE CON F
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    Projects always take way longer
    than you think.

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  82. EE CON F
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  83. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:

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  84. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:
    Keep it simple.

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  85. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:
    Keep it simple.
    Build in a bigger buffer when building
    something people are waiting for. Better to be
    early than late.

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  86. EE CON F
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    The book
    production process

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  87. EE CON F
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  88. EE CON F
    T RAC Y O S B OR N @limedaring https://skl.sh/2MMa6EZ

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  89. EE CON F
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  90. EE CON F
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  91. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:

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  92. EE CON F
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    Lessons learned:
    This is where my art background 

    combined perfectly with my techy side.

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  93. EE CON F
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  94. EE CON F
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  95. EE CON F
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    So I wrote
    more books…

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  96. EE CON F
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    (Kickstarter)

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  97. EE CON F
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    Worst part of making a
    physical book: fulfillment

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  98. EE CON F
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  99. EE CON F
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    WHY IS SHIPPING HARD.

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  100. EE CON F
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  101. EE CON F
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  102. EE CON F
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    Isn’t there a better way?

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  103. EE CON F
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    Isn’t there a better way?
    Spoiler: There was. With programming.

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  104. EE CON F
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  107. EE CON F
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  108. EE CON F
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    Are the paperback
    books worth it?

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    In a nutshell…

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  111. EE CON F
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    I’m proud of my journey since these experiences
    led directly to my current career.

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  112. EE CON F
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    I’m proud of my journey since these experiences
    led directly to my current career.
    Building a product to help others is 

    immensely fulfilling.

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    I’m proud of my journey since these experiences
    led directly to my current career.
    Building a product to help others is 

    immensely fulfilling.
    I’m not a millionaire, but my life is pretty cool.

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  114. EE CON F
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    I’m proud of my journey since these experiences
    led directly to my current career.
    Building a product to help others is 

    immensely fulfilling.
    I’m not a millionaire, but my life is pretty cool.
    Maybe you want to build a product or startup? 

    Let’s talk!

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  115. EE CON F
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  116. EE CON F
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    Follow/DM me: @limedaring
    Email me: [email protected]

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  117. EE CON F
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    Thank you!

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  118. EE CON F
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    Psst…
    Hello Web Books:
    hellowebbooks.com
    Speaker feedback:
    eeconf.com/speaker-feedback

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