Session Details

Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08+00:00

Time Management for the Distracted Developer

Presented by: Matthew Jones
Time: Friday, Jan. 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

I am a distracted developer. I've had Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) my entire life. I've also been a programmer professionally for 10+ years and I've always been... was that a butterfly? It sure was pretty. I wonder what species it is? I should go find out... but I also needed to submit those change requests and oh wait here's that TODO list I misplaced yesterday, need to investigate that... Wait, what was I doing again? Programming being a mentally-intensive occupation, it's quite easy to get distracted and lose the focus that is so critical to good development. This session will cover a bunch of tips, trials, failures, and successes I've picked up during my career as a distracted developer, including different focus techniques, structures which can improve time-management skills and an overview of the various methods used to redirect distracted individuals and help them focus. If you find yourself easily distracted, even if you don't have a medical condition like I do, you'll find something to use in this session. Distraction is the enemy. You can't beat it forever, but you can ward it off. This session will show you how.

Room: NileTags: OtherLevel: Introductory and overview