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    1203 19th St NW, Washington, DC (map)

    38.905910 -77.043289

  • 3rd floor, rear door on the elevator
  • Being productive is all about being in the zone. There are many distractions from that goal, both internal and external. This talk will give you several tips and tricks of the trade to avoid those distractions that are avoidable and tactics to mitigate the effects of those that are unavoidable.

    Some of the concepts Sean will touch on include: remote working, co-working, office hours, meeting schedules, the fear of success and the fear of failure.

    This isn't a PHP specific talk! 

    Sean Prunka has been developing web sites and applications for the better part of 14 years. He got his start at Rosetta Stone, designing and developing a now-extinct CMS-style reseller portal. From there he did some freelance stuff and worked with a nondescript PHP farm. Currently he works as a Senior Web Developer at MAD Security in Sunnyvale, CA and previously for Battelle Memorial Institute in Charlottesville, VA. While at Battelle he designed and developed several customized extensions for MediaWiki wikis for the Intelligence Community. This means that while you can ask about them, he can't tell you. (Not completely true, nor completely false.)  Sean is a past php[tek] conference speaker and you can find him on twitter @sprunka.

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  • Sandy S.

    So after looking at the weather models and the timing, it's just enough of a risk that I'd rather postpone this talk 'till April rather than subject everybody to the DC area's snow travel skills.

    We'll have our meeting as scheduled next month, and I'll announce the topic shortly. If anybody has a talk they'd like to try out, please let me know! Ping me on Twitter: @SandyS1

    February 12, 2014

  • Michael T.

    Um, what's up with this title?

    February 11, 2014

    • Sean P.

      It's a talk about distractions, so the title is a joke. You're typing out your code then BAM, distraction...Ooo Shiny!

      February 11, 2014

  • Sandy S.

    Especially since our speaker has a long commute, we'll be keeping a keen eye on the upcoming snowstorm. I'll make a decision with Sean's input tomorrow by noon, hopefully.

    4 · February 11, 2014

  • Sean P.

    If we have time, there will be a separate (very short) [lightning] talk on Impostor Syndrome as well. The Shiny talk frequently runs short, and I've started bundling the two talks. But the more times I give them, the more each one grows, so we'll likely only have time for the one listed above.

    February 10, 2014


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