Your Emotional API

Feelings are messy and uncomfortable, so why can’t you just ignore them? Because it doesn’t work; you’ll write substandard code and be a suboptimal teammate.

In this talk you’ll learn how emotions are affecting your work and what you can do about it. I use the metaphor of an API as a way to talk about how your emotional system functions. I’ll go over some of the code in my own emotional API, and how I have refactored it using a toolbox full of techniques.

This will improve your coding, your relationships, and the arc of your career.



John Sawers

I’m the co-founder and CTO of Data Simply; I’ve been programming professionally for two decades. In recent years I have also been supervising emotional release workshops called “Purpose, Passion, ...