It’s 7:30 am, the world outside is still fairly quiet. I cross the street quickly, walk into the dojang and bow. There’s no sounds inside, just the humming of the heating. I change into my dobok in absolute silence; tie my belt around my waist. I’m tired this morning, but I made it.
My days are rarely consistent, but I like them that way-- some days I'm working from the home office; some days my office is the middle seat of an international flight! My tasks are also varied; sometimes I'm coding or soldering, studying or organizing, reading or getting my exercise in.
23 Apr 2017
In order to context switch quickly, and keep focus, I have a few universal processes and rules I apply to my life, which I've grouped here into mostly-coherent categories based on different aspects of my day. Habits
About Kassandra Perch
The @nodebotanist has an insatiable passion for developer experience and relations work, NodeBots, and code. They live in ATX with their 2 cats.
One of the first things people learn about me is, I have a pretty busy life.¶I am a engineer, who works full-time on the webcompat.com project. I speak frequently at conferences. I mentor people and help to organize events. I am a single mom of a 5 y/o. I am a human being, with a need for a break and social interactions.
About Ola Gasidlo
Web Compatibility Engineer
I get a lot done, and people often ask me how I get all this stuff done. I brush it off with a comment about the fact I don’t sleep much. I don’t, but I never have, that much seems to be genetic. How I get a lot of stuff done is fairly boring. I sit down and I do the work. Sit down, or stand up if you like, but get on with the work. If you consistently show up and do the things that need doing, you can get a lot done. Everything else is just finding your personal strategies to help you do that.
About Rachel Andrew
Web developer, writer, speaker, runner. Half of the company behind @grabaperch.
20 Apr 2017
As digital designers we need to keep evolving. There’s no standing still for us. That may feel like a constant pressure and can certainly be a source of distraction and a short-term impediment to productivity. But the alternative is far worse.
About Richard Rutter