Talk 1: packwerk: a little dev utility ... and a total game changer by Stephan Hagemann from Gusto
Shopify released packwerk into open source in 2020. It may not have been around for long, but it is a game changer in how we can manage the complexities within our applications. It makes modularization work easier, more approachable, more iterable, and probably also more fun. With other approaches like micro services or gems and engines we need to have a lot of the answers when at the start. With packwerk we can start with an idea and learn along the way where we want to go and what we need to do to get there. Let's make some packages!
Talk 2: Mental Health In Technology by Jen Akullian from Growth Coaching Institute
Description: Mental health needs more attention, especially in an industry with high expectations that has normalized long hours and burnout. Technology is demanding. Innovation has a high frequency of failure. Add normal life stressors, add a global pandemic. How these challenges impact our mental health needs to be discussed openly now more than ever. As a society where this topic has been neglected for generations, it's time to bring it to the forefront of discussion. Let's get it started.