Christian Robert is a software development enthusiast, implementing customized software solutions for more than 15 years. Having experienced a wide range of projects and requirements he’s constantly asking himself: How can we do things better? He is currently working as Senior Systems Architect at BetterDoc in Cologne, Germany where he helps finding the right doctor for every patient. As he not only likes to work with machines but also enjoys interacting with people he’s constantly trying to push software craftsmanship ideas and help other developers to realize their full potential.
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How to be a Happy Developer. Now!
A lot of developers will agree to the claim that they turned their hobby into their profession. However, when looking at the daily business they often face a world very different from what they expected. A variety of reasons lead to increasing frustration. For some it’s company politics, for others it’s crazy customers or technologies that we’ve been forced to work with. All of this leaves us thinking “What the hell am I doing here?”.
When trying to do something about this we often hear or read a lot of interesting concepts of how to improve our working environment like: “Do scrum!”, “Convince your leadership to give you more slack time”, “Use framework X” or “Follow the latest trend Y”. While this sounds nice at a first glance, real change is a lot harder.
So, what can we do to improve the current situation? How can we make ourselves feel better? This talk focuses on some easy to implement tactics, that each and every one of us can use from tomorrow on, making our life a little bit easier and more enjoyable: piece by piece, day by day.