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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

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Sep 24th, 2018

Hasty Treat - Positivity and Web Development

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about positivity in the web industry - how it can affect you, your work, and the people around you.

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Show Notes

The tech industry is always on the cutting edge and we’re starting to see a shift in how we deal with positivity and negativity.

3:18 - The effects of negativity and how the web industry is improving

  • Mental health awareness is very real
  • Stack overflow sees that it needs to change
  • Linus Torvalds' apology
  • Negativity is a disease, and it spreads
  • Positivity is a force as well
  • You can be constructive while still being nice
    • Dan Abramov, Addy Osmani, Sarah Drasner are all amazing examples of people pushing the web forward while having a smile on their face

11:50 - Healthy ways to approach disagreements

  • Never assume malice
  • Kill them with kindness
  • Take note of the people you admire and how they deal with aggressiveness

17:08 - The power of positivity

  • Inspire the change you want to see
  • It's good for your productivity - it makes you feel good

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