A podcast focused on the non-technical side of being a developer, because your career is about more than the code you write.
Development is full of complexities and challenges. Because of this, it can be difficult to maintain confidence in your development abilities. In this episode we talk with Aubrey Sambor (@starshaped), a front-end developer about Imposter Syndrome. Something that effects almost all developers at some point in their careers. Aubrey shares her personal experiences dealing with Imposter Syndrome and how she works through it. We discuss the five different types of Imposter Syndrome developers may experience. Fore each we outline their causes, effects and methods for overcoming.
- Almost all developers experience Imposter Syndrome, you are not alone.
- You are not in your position due to luck, but because of your hard work.
- When you experience Imposter Syndrome dont go at it alone, turn to others for help.
Five Types of Imposter Syndrome
- The perfectionist: Continuelly Setting and failing at over abmitious goals.
- The Super-person: Pushing to work harder and harder to the point overload.
- Natural Genuinus: If something is not hard, then it is not a sign of success.
- Rugged Individualist: Assuming that asking for help is a sign of weakness.
- The Expert: Success is gained through luck and not experience.
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The users who interact with our code and the people we work with experience the world different then we do. For our work and careers to be successful, we need to be able to view our work from these varied perspectives. In todays episode we talk with Carie Fisher about applying different perspectives to development. Show notes for this episode are available at http://www.developingup.com/29
Development is about building solutions to solve problems. But when developing solutions, do you need to build everything yourself? In this episode we discuss why it is part of your job as a developer to know when to reuse existing solutions and the benefits of doing so. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/28
The only way to grow and progress in your development career is to be constantly learning. In this episode we talk about why learning is an essential tool for growing in your development career. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/27
Development is not just an activity, it is a state of mind. In this episode we discuss how effective mindsets help you in approaching your development projects and your development career. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/26
An important part of your development career is understanding when and how to take risks. In this episode we discuss why it is important to take risks as a developer, the two types of risks you'll face and how to balance risk with reward in development. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/25
The one constant in your development career will be change. Change in your projects, change in your role & responsibilities and changes in your life. In the season one finale we talk about how to approach changes in these areas with a constructive, positive mindset. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/24
Every developer hits a slip and falls into a stale daily routine. To progress in your development career it is important that you find ways to make every day exciting and challenging. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/23
The path of development is full of wrong turns, pitfalls and mistakes. You cannot control when they will occur, but you can control how you react to them. In this episode we discuss what to do when development setbacks occur and how to approach them with a positive mindset. Show note for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/22
Some stress helps provide a sense of urgency in development. However, too much stress can degrade your work. In this episode we discuss some common causes of development stress and ways you can prevent them. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/21
When it comes to getting tasks completed there are two types of developers. In this episode we are discussing the differences between procrastinators and precrastinators. Sharing tips to improve your abilities to get things done, not matter which type of developer you are. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/20