Leo Gopal on Speaking at #WordFest 2021 on Remote Happiness in tech.

I am extremely honoured to be amongst a plethora of amazing speakers scheduled for WordFest Live 2021 by A Big Orange Heart (formerly WP&UP). My talk topic is titled: → Remote Happiness: How to build and keep mental wellness in work and life. Disclaimer: Firstly, I am neither an expert on the topic nor haveContinue reading “Leo Gopal on Speaking at #WordFest 2021 on Remote Happiness in tech.”

The happy dev community: A value-driven manifesto.

In the collaborative world, we are in, dev-communities can easily thrive, fail, or merely survive. The best developer and coder communities and projects often create a culture where everyone feels valued and safe both as a newcomer or veteran. Here are some core values I believe in creating and sustaining happy developer communities in theContinue reading “The happy dev community: A value-driven manifesto.”

The WordPress Community, Mental Wellness, and You (WordCamp CT Talk)

Chat with Us This is something I have rewatched of myself speaking at WordCamp 2016 in Cape Town – mostly because I needed to listen to my own advice and reposting because I feel many should listen to this as well. This is for everyone. Transcript (auto-generated) Goodmorning, everyone. So one of the things aboutContinue reading “The WordPress Community, Mental Wellness, and You (WordCamp CT Talk)”

Companies assisting small businesses during COVID-19

Small businesses are the lifeblood of many economies around the world. The recent COVID-19 outbreak is having a disproportionate impact on these businesses, who lack the resources of larger organizations to stay open. Here is a list of technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work throughout this period. Book: The TopContinue reading “Companies assisting small businesses during COVID-19”

Life @ Codeable – You can be happy at work.

Exceptional by exceptions – When Work meets heart. Prologue: Happiness is not the goal. You do not need to always be happy. Have great days all the time. But being content and fulfilled can accompany through light and through the darkness. I have had a decade long career in the WordPress, Web, and Tech worldContinue reading “Life @ Codeable – You can be happy at work.”

The bright side of imposter syndrome.

In my decade in the tech industry, I have never met a person who has experienced imposter syndrome who was terrible at their vocation. As a side-note confession, I have, many times in my career – especially during times of transition – I, too, have experienced, like most, the pangs of imposter syndrome with one’sContinue reading “The bright side of imposter syndrome.”

On usefulness over accuracy in dev – the broken clock conundrum.

Here is a thought experiment. Imagine two clocks; both analogue. The first clock is broken. But in terms of accuracy its exactly correct twice a day. The second clock is a minute off; technically, it’s the most useful one; but it’s never exactly correct. But it’s the one thats useful. I see coding and theContinue reading “On usefulness over accuracy in dev – the broken clock conundrum.”

4 Simple Tips to Better Communication for devs. (or how to avoid conflict, confusion, and talk to people).

If I were to look back over my last decade in the tech world and pick one thing as my single best decision as a developer – I’d say choosing to study psychology rather than computer science. The most significant impact studying psychology had was on my communication skills, which, as a developer, put meContinue reading “4 Simple Tips to Better Communication for devs. (or how to avoid conflict, confusion, and talk to people).”