Posts marked with “mental health”

Dealing With Devpression, Or: How I Learned to Dislike Myself Less, Part Two

by · January 3, 2020

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If you read part one of this series, you’d have a pretty good idea of what my life was like before treatment and during my first few months on the road to wellness. Things weren’t completely perfect, but they were definitely better.

 

Dealing With Devpression, Or: How I Learned to Dislike Myself Less

by · December 4, 2019

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Most of my life was spent wondering what was wrong with me. Why was I always so angry and scared? Was it always going to be this way? After a series of events, I decided to do something about feeling this way and get the treatment I needed. This is how I learned to hate […]

 

The Dev Lead Trenches: Burning Out

by · October 25, 2018

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The tech industry is a double-edged sword. On the one side, we (generally) have well-paying jobs with nice perks, but on the other, we can easily slip into not only boring, repetitive work but figurative death marches. The former is used by most companies as an offset to the latter, but that rarely works out well. This leads many developers to come face-to-face with burnout.

 

The Dev Lead Trenches: Burning Out

by · October 2, 2018

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The tech industry is a double-edged sword. On the one side, we (generally) have well-paying jobs with nice perks, but on the other, we can easily slip into not only boring, repetitive work but figurative death marches. The former is used by most companies as an offset to the latter, but that rarely works out […]

 

Internal Journeys – October 2018

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You may be used to helpers and frameworks which rapidly generate new code at the press of a button. However, understanding what these tools are doing is immensely valuable when they don’t work or you need to develop a lean solution. This month, we’ll investigate how things work under the hood to find new tools […]

 

Community Corner: Mental Health in the Tech Industry

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Mental health issues are prevalent across the globe, in all walks of life. In my anecdotal experience, however, I have observed a huge number of people speaking out about mental health issues they have experienced, speaking in conference talks, in general conversation, and sometimes in private. Whilst I am not a medical practitioner in any […]

 

Safe at Speed – July 2017

by · July 10, 2017

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In the July 2017 issue of the magazine: Google Cloud, Scalable Content Distribution, beyond jQuery, mental health, and more.