Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.
With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How Averages Can Trick You and Obscure the Truth
Averages can trick you into thinking a generalized idea about a complex set of data. This kind of compression happens not only with averages but any other process that summarizes information.
Ask yourself: What am I missing in this story?
Dominik Zane, Founder of Around - Part Two
In today's episode, I have a discussion about product development and counter-intuitive decisions Dom had to make along the way in making Around (around.co). This is part two of the interview - make sure you go back and listen to the first part as well!
Dominik Zane, Founder of Around - Part One
In today's episode, I have a discussion about product development and counter-intuitive decisions Dom had to make along the way in making Around.
Inner and Outer Layers of Context
Context is critical, but what does that mean? What are the parts of context you should care about?
In this episode, we talk specifically about temporal context, and how you can think about context in terms of "inner" and "outer" layers.
Finding the Good in the Negative - Ask, "what do I do about this?"
"What do I do about this?"
This question is one that can trigger action, even in a moment of pain. When we make a clear decision about how we are going to react to our situation, we immediately change the narrative from "this is happening to me" to "this is what I'm choosing to do." This agency is critical to processing and managing difficult situations, and it will change how we relate to our experiences for the better.
Two Razors for More Efficient Decision-making
If you can make better decisions, every other effort you put forth will benefit.
One common error made when making decisions is overtuning on perfection. In today's episode, we'll talk about two razors that help combat this tendency.