Things can change fast in our industry and we all know how important it is to stay on top of our game. But, how can we make the time for it?
Hosted by Scott from Modern Folklore.
In our fast-paced and ever-changing industry it’s critical to set aside time for personal development, and yet we often struggle to find the time to do this. (As an educator, of course, you’d expect me to say that.) I’m looking forward to sharing a few practical lessons I’ve learned that help square this circle, not least helping you find the elusive time you need to ensure you’re learning’s constant and you’re forever ahead of the curve.
Christopher Murphy is a writer, designer and speaker based in Belfast. A passionate educator and a mentor to many young entrepreneurs, Christopher leads interaction design provision at The Belfast School of Art, where he has championed a successful startup culture for many years.
As a web developer, I’m learning all the time. I need to know how to make my code work, but more importantly, I want to understand why my code works. I’ve learnt most of what I know from people sharing what they know and I love that I can now do the same. In my talk I want to share my highlights and frustrations of continuous learning, my experiences of working with a mentor and fitting it into my first year at Clearleft.
Charlotte is a front-end developer at Clearleft in Brighton and documents her learning journey on her website. To help others learn to code, Charlotte tutor at codebar and has remained in contact with University of Brighton course leaders and students since graduating in 2014. Away from the screen, Charlotte loves to travel and can usually be found close to mountains or the sea, photographing everything along the way.
Continuous learning is a way of life for the curious. I left university after only 6 months and went travelling. I soon realised that I didn’t have to do only one thing to earn money. Many years later I tried to have jobs but was much more suited to freelancing. That way I could split myself over three business models and evolve as the world around me innovates the jobs away.
Christian Payne specialises in creative technology and communications. Talking training and documenting, Christian also consults internationally.
Using mobile devices to document his surroundings, Christian likes to travel light and share stories and in realtime. He blogs as @Documentally on http://Documentally.com & occasionally writes about technology for The Guardian.
Some of his workshops are listed here: http://Documentally.com/workshops
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