The Mindful Developer: The Science of Stress Management

C May 20, 2022, 4:20 PM - 5:10 PM

Matthew Renze

Data science consultant, author, and public speaker

Does your career as a software developer cause you stress? What are you currently doing to manage the negative health effects of this stress?

Software developers are uniquely predisposed to certain stress-related mental-health issues. The key problem is that we evolved to survive in a wilderness context. However, these same survival adaptations are now in direct conflict with our modern high-tech world.

In this session, we'll learn about the science of mindfulness practices. We’ll discuss practices like meditation, biofeedback, neurofeedback, and more. In addition, we will learn how we, as software developers, can use these practices to reduce stress, improve our mental health, and increase our focus.

There will be NO new-age nonsense, mystical mumbo-jumbo, or quantum flapdoodle in this session -- only evidence-based science, in plain English.

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