Wednesday Oct 23
16:30 –
17:15
Location: B 07 - B 08

An Engineer's Guide To Burnout And How To Hack It



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The tech industry is notorious for its masochistic approach to deadlines, workloads and hours spent toiling at the code face. The projects might ship, but what's the long-term cost to our physical and mental health? It doesn't have to be this way - in this session, Tim will draw from both practical experience of (just about) surviving death march projects and Proper Psychological Science to show how burnout happens, what causes it, and what we can do to survive.

What will the audience learn from this talk?

  • what reptiles can teach us about our reactions to pressure
  • why project crunches and torture have more in common than you might think
  • how you can hack the body's reflexes to cope with stress

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?
No

Prerequisite attendee experience level:
Level 100

Tim Duckett
Head of Engineering at Finleap Build
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