Matthew Renze

Information & Communications Technology

Data Science Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

The Mindful Developer: The Science of Stress Management

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.

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops on every continent in the world (including Antarctica).

I've spoken at Microsoft Ignite, NDC, Devoxx, CodeMash, Techorama, DevSum, KCDC, VS Live, IT/Dev Connections, and more.

I'm also the president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For my full public-speaking credentials and speaker-demo reel, please visit my website:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaking/


Matthew Renze

Data science consultant, author, and public speaker

Matthew Renze is a data science consultant, author, and public speaker.

Over the past two decades, he has taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals how to build intelligent software systems. He’s delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops at conferences on every continent in the world (including Antarctica). His clients include small software start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across the globe.

He’s a Microsoft MVP, an ASPInsider, and an author for Pluralsight, Udemy, and Skillshare. He is also the President of Serenze Global, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free technology education for under-represented individuals in the IT industry.

His focus includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science.

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