ADULTING
.dev

September 7th, 2019

An affordable one-day conference for early career developers to learn skills needed for a happy, healthy work life.

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About

Adulting.Dev is a one day conference for professionals developers who have recently started their careers and the managers and team leads who support them. The conference will cover topics across three themes - learning, living and leveling-up. This isn’t your typical tech conference - we're not talking about your technical skills, but everything else needed for a happy, healthy work life.

This year, the conference will focus on the following three areas:

  • Learning: Grow and document your technical skills. We’re not looking for technical talks. Topics will include strategies for learning, recording your growth and how to create space for learning in your role.

  • Living: This topic area is about self-care and mental health. Topics will include how to say no, maintaining a life-work balance and combating imposter syndrome.

  • Leveling Up: Hear how to transition out of junior positions. Topics will include approaching reviews with confidence, asking for a raise and meaningful feedback in a work environment.

Adulting.Dev was heavily inspired by You Got This in the UK, using their event resources as a template, and is run with their blessing.

Venue

Microsoft HQ: 11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA

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Speakers

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Visualizing Your Way to Success: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs, Goal Setting & Your Game Plan

Danielle James & Dipabali Chowdhury

Visualization is a powerful process to manifest your personal and professional goals. Join to reflect, recenter yourself, learn to dispel limiting beliefs, and set goals you'll achieve. You'll leave ready to create a vision board and equipped with an amplified professional development toolkit.

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How to negotiate (internally) for more benefits, salary, and that next promotion

Jeanine Mendez

How do you maximize earnings and benefits at your current company? Internal negotiating is critical to career advancement and internal mobility. Learn a few tools you can implement today to start maximizing your earning potential at any job.

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Temporarily Unbroken - Learning about failure before it happens

Michael Sullivan

"Every glass is temporarily unbroken" and all software has issues. Some of them are easy to find and some are not, and when they're in production we have to fix them under pressure. If we learn to build software with that in mind we can recover easier, learn faster, and set ourselves apart.

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Career Hacking: Life as Version Control

Rebecca Garcia

Your career isn't a "pathway to success", it's a repo of your experiences, passions and achievements. Let's talk about how we unlock our unlimited potential to become the best version of ourselves, navigating the challenges that come along the way including switching roles, managing up, leveling up and what to do when you're not sure who to 'git blame' (kidding–but no, seriously.) Let's init your tech career.

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You don't need to learn it all

Kevin Lewis

With a new libraries, frameworks and tools being released every year, it's hard to keep up. The truth is you don't need to learn most of them, but you do need to know what's out there. In this talk, we'll cover how to assess and new technologies, and be okay with only knowing the basics.

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Punch Fear in the Face and Just Ask

Lisa Pertoso

Face your professional fears head-on in this experiential talk. Explore techniques for deeper self-awareness and learn how to deliver your real-life ask - for a promotion, for feedback, support for a project...anything! - with courage.

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The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers: Tautology and Business Value

Heidi Waterhouse

If someone asks you, can you describe how your company actually makes money, and how you contribute to that? Lots of us have jobs that we understand very technically, but no one has bothered to highlight the business value for us.

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Frameworks on Feedback

Allee Clark

Feeling whole from your performance review is important! Conversations never go the way expected, make us feel down, and not in the best state of mind. Keeping in context this is one conversation in the course of your career. It is not the sum of who you are.

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0 to 100, Real Quick

Nathaniel Okenwa

Hooray! You’ve landed your first full-time tech job, but what comes next? The first few months can be daunting and it is easy to feel like you don’t belong. In this talk, we look at some useful strategies to help you navigate your first 100 days.

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Fully functional Human

Dennis Sarkozy

Our concept of purpose and intention often binds our days to success metrics. We deem activities not seen as "productive" as a waste of time. Over a very short period, our trendline reach levels of overwork, stress, fatigue, and burnout. In our talk, we will cover self-care and intentionality, mindfulness & movement, and identify the aspects of legacy we're proud to work toward. "Ee are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it." - Seneca

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Are You Financially Fit

Georgina Muri

A beginner's crash course in all things financially healthy. We'll discuss the importance of goal setting and having destinations for your financial life; how much you should be saving every month and how to save; what a healthy credit score is and how you can keep it healthy; your fixed costs every month and what they should be based on how much you make, your investment accounts beyond retirement and then how you can put this all together with a financially healthy mindset.

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Guided Reflection

Richard Murby

Startup executive and performance coach Richard Murby will be leading a series of guided reflections during the day. Using the techniques he practices with leaders at some of New York's fastest-growing companies, Richard will help you internalize learnings from the day's speakers and formulate a personal action plan. 

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Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Need Help?

Shoot us an email at info@adulting.dev or reach out to one of our Conference Organizers at the event.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Inclusion Program

We're committed to running an accessible, inclusive and safe conference for everyone.

Our inclusion program includes free tickets for those in under-represented groups in tech. This includes, but isn't limited to: LGBTQIA+ people, people of color, women, non-binary people, and those with disabilities. We are committed to giving away 25% of our available tickets as part of this scholarship. Our application process only takes 5 minutes and doesn't ask you to disclose any sensitive information. If you have questions or are interested in applying, please reach out.

Adulting.Dev is organized by Shy Ruparel and Tierney Cyren. Credit to Melody for all things design. Thanks to our friends and families for putting up with us while we organize this thing.