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Keynote at jQuery Europe 2014.
In the keynote, I tried to analyse the massive discrepancy between what we as web developers get and how happy we seem to be.
We are an elite group in the job market: we are paid well, our work environment is high-tech and our perks make other people jealous. We even get the proverbial free lunches.
And yet our image is that of unsatisfied, hard to work with people who need to be kept happy and are socially awkward. I was confused that a group with all the necessary creature comforts is not an example of how easy working together could be. Instead, we even seem to need codes of conduct for our events to remind people not to behave badly towards people of the other sex or cultural background. Are we spoiled? Are we just broken? Or is there more?
I’ve found a few reasons why we can come across as unsatisfied and hard to handle and the biggest to me was that whilst we are getting pampered, we lack real recognition for what we do.
When you get a lot, but you yourself feel you are not really doing much, you are stuck between feeling superior to others who struggle with things you consider easy and feeling like a fraud. Instead of trying to communicate out about what we do, how much work it involves and why we do things in a certain way we seem to flee into a world of blaming our tools and trying to impress one another.
We talked about (roughly in order):
Q & A:
42:08 Is it worth it for me to start investing my time into learning all these new frameworks (such as backbone, angular, ember)?
46:50 I work as a front-end developer at Hiplogiq. We are looking to fill a couple of front-end dev internships. We would like to offer more opportunities to women in our field, but I have found that is extremely hard to find candidates. Do you guys have any ideas where else can I find students that may want to be part of our internship program? (check out: Women Who Code)
61:45 Minigames with canvas?
This episode of Shop Talk was filmed before a live studio audience. Thanks to Dan & Cherrie Denney for inviting us down to Front-End Design Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Chris played the banjo a bit and Dave wore a Floridian shirt. It is a spectacular conference and a lot of fun was had.
Frostig war es draußen, und Vollmond womöglich auch, als sich Schepp mit Marc Hinse, aka @MadeMyDay, und Hans Reinl, aka @drublic und Frontendentwickler aus Freiburg, ans virtuelle Kaminfeuer setzte und mit ihnen zusammen die Woche revuepassieren ließ.
This week Kevin Yank (@sentience) chats with Paul Irish (@paul_irish), Google Chrome Developer Relations guy, jQuery guy, and Modernizr guy, about how to detect the features supported by browsers, and what to do about the features you can’t detect.
He also reviews the upcoming jQuery Mobile, a similar tool that will help in cross-platform development among mobile devices. With the initial alpha version expected later this year, John describes the similarities with jQuery and how he hopes that mobile developers will be more successful in writing better applications for more devices.
I recently had a conversation with John about the work he’s doing in the mobile space. Here’s that conversation for your listening pleasure:
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