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I am a distracted developer. I've had Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) my entire life. I've also been a programmer professionally for 10+ years and I've always been... was that a butterfly? It sure was pretty. I wonder what species it is? I should go find out... but I also needed to submit those change requests and oh wait here's that TODO list I misplaced yesterday, need to investigate that...
Wait, what was I doing again?
Programming being a mentally-intensive occupation, it's quite easy to get distracted and lose the focus that is so critical to good development. This session will cover a bunch of tips, trials, failures, and successes I've picked up during my career as a distracted developer, including different focus techniques, structures which can improve time-management skills and an overview of the various methods used to redirect distracted individuals and help them focus. If you find yourself easily distracted, even if you don't have a medical condition like I do, you'll find something to use in this session.
Distraction is the enemy. You can't beat it forever, but you can ward it off. This session will show you how.
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Matthew Jones is a programmer, a dad, a husband, a geek, a blogger, a speaker... lots of things. For the last 10+ years he's been working in business with the .NET framework, and dabbling in other technologies along the way. Currently he works for U-Haul international out of Phoenix, where he and his team build everything you can imagine related to moving. Oh, and he also writes a tech blog called Exception Not Found (www.exceptionnotfound.net) where he tries to be funny, useful, and insightful, and occasionally even manages it. Weird, right?