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
Using Cognitive Dissonance as a Tool
Humans are driven to resolve cognitive dissonance as efficiently as possible. We pay little regard to whether our solutions are accurate or correct, but rather we only seek harmony in our minds. Unfortunately this can mean reinforcing unhealthy thought patterns and incorrect beliefs. However, cognitive dissonance can be turned around and used towards positive gains.
Non-Linear Learning and Progress
How does learning happen? In one fell swoop - linear? Or is there another path that learning takes? We pass judgment on ourselves and others, designing our attempts in ways that are suboptimal based on the assumption of linearity.
Almost nothing is truly linear.
Friday Refill - Clarified Intentions and Flexible Goals
If you don't understand the motivations underlying your goals, you will always deal with brittle, high-stakes situations. If you understand your goals through the lens of your deeper human motivations, you will be more able to see the flexibility and many pathways to success.
Too Serious to Succeed
We grow up believing there is a continuum from serious to fun, and that as you get older, you traverse towards the serious side.
The truth is, the more serious you are, the more fun you need to be able to incorporate in your audacious goals. Throw out the continuum - it's a fallacy.
Make Your Obstacles Irrelevant
Your obstacles are not a test of pride or an opportunity to prove yourself. They are in your way. There's more than one way to deal with this - so why do we so often choose a difficult path? Perhaps it is pride, or maybe we like testing our fortitude. But if you care less about proving yourself and more about accomplishing your goals, you need to look at obstacles with more nuance. In this episode, we talk about making your obstacles irrelevant.
Friday Refill: Growth, Uncomfortability, and the Unknown
Growth and comfort rarely mix. But there's more to growth than getting uncomfortable. Different kinds of growth produce different kinds of uncomfortability; which types are you seeking?
Jonathan, host of the Developer Tea podcast, highlights all aspects of technology, software development and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Great for life at & away from the keyboard
This is great content no matter your profession. I’ve been listening for years. Definitely worth a listen. You won’t be disappointed. This review has def been a long time coming and is incredibly well deserved.
Developer Tea has been a really fun podcast to have on when I’m working, and when I’m just hanging out. The topics are very diverse, and yet all tie together really well. Definitely worth listening to.