Jason Dobies!

Developer Advocate at Red Hat

Jason is a Developer Advocate at Red Hat. For close to 20 years, Jason has worked in the software industry developing in a variety of languages, including Python, Java, and Go. In addition to his career as an engineer, he is also an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University, currently teaching Software Engineering and Senior Projects. When not sitting at a computer, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing video games, and working out.

Past me was an Idiot

"I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. I feel all thin, sort of stretched: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread." A bit dramatic? Perhaps. But being in the software industry for 20 years feels like an eternity. I look back at my bright-eyed, energetic post-graduation self and simultaneously celebrate my successes and lament the sheer amount of energy I wasted on pointless worrying. This talk is made up of 5 lessons that I learned during my time in DevOps and wish I could go back and tell myself at the start of my career, including topics such as burn out, self-branding, and and team cultures. You'll laugh, I'll probably cry, and together we can share stories and advice in Discord along the way.

Time: 2:10 PM

Room: Live Stream