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
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.
Use Your Expectations As a Tool
Expectations can cause pain, but they can also be useful. An expectation should be a hypothesis. Where we go wrong is when we mix our expectations with our hopes or fears.
Flexibility is a Resource to Gather When You Least Need It
Flexibility is not something you conjure in a moment of need. It is something that is developed and gathered like a resource when you least require it.
There is something almost pseudo-religious about talking about purpose that is easy to get hung up on, especially if you don’t consider yourself a particularly spiritual person. Purpose is often equated with some kind of externally designated path. We often think of purpose as something that is destined or otherwise set out before us. If you have been hesitant or afraid to explore your own purpose, I want you to take some time to explore why.
Amazing podcast, not just for developers
This is easily one of my favorite podcasts to listen to regularly. The concepts and mental models are applicable to almost any industry and I’ve shared many specific episodes with friends who are not developers because it applied to things they were dealing with in other industries. Can’t recommend this podcast enough.
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.