Knowing Your Worth with Lex Lofthouse & Lightning Talks!

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This event will be split into 2 parts, Lex Lofthouse presenting Knowing Your Worth: Don’t Set Yourself On Fire To Keep Others Warm and second part we are hosting a round of lightning talks! We will be having 3 speakers doing a 10-15 minute lightning talks, if you would like to get involved please message me on meetup or twitter.

❗❗ 🌐 This is an online event, we'll be hosting the event on Zoom, the link for the meeting is below, however, we'll only announce the password just before the event.

A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or a similar forum. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz.


👉 Knowing Your Worth: Don’t Set Yourself On Fire To Keep Others Warm
⚡ DevContainers in VS Code (@jonnyowenpowell)
⚡ Metrics & Monitoring in Prometheus & Grafana from .NET Core (@jamesw0rld)
⚡ Top 10 Pipeline Mistakes (@giulio_vian)

1️⃣ Knowing Your Worth: Don’t Set Yourself On Fire To Keep Others Warm with Lex Lofthouse

Am I doing enough? Am I even doing it right? How can I do it better? What the hell is Impostor Syndrome and why do I have it? What’s a Work/Life Balance? Huh, now I’m having a breakdown...

After putting her career first for the best part of a decade and then having a minor breakdown, Lex Lofthouse was compelled to make herself a number one priority.

In her talk Lex will discuss Impostor Syndrome and how she learned to fail correctly. We’ll discuss negative feedback and how to deal with it, toxic environments, burnout and ‘crunch’. Plus we’ll finally figure out that work/life balance thing once and for all.

👩‍🏫About the speaker
Alexandra ‘Lex’ Lofthouse is currently a Senior Designer at JH – a Magento ecommerce agency in Nottingham. Her love for digital design started at an early age, when her Dad taught her how to use Photoshop in her early teens. She went on to study Graphic Design at Robert Gordon’s University in her home city of Aberdeen. After moving down to Nottingham for an internship, she’s never left!

2️⃣ DevContainers in VS Code with Jonny Powell

👩‍🏫About the speaker
Jonny Powell

3️⃣ Metrics & Monitoring in Prometheus & Grafana from .NET Core with James World
In this talk I will give an overview of the incredibly popular Prometheus & Grafana tools and show how we can use them to create & maintain realtime dashboards and alerting for .NET Core apps.

The ultimate goal is to enable us to spot and address problems as (or even before!) they happen, rather than relying on our users to report them.

👩‍🏫About the speaker
Solution Architect. 25 years of professional experience. 40 years if you include the amateur experience too.

4️⃣ Top 10 pipeline mistakes with Giulio Vian
People often learn most by observing what not to do, rather than what to do. Avoid driving into most potholes and accelerate your DevOps journey.

👩‍🏫About the speaker
Mr. Giulio Vian is a multi-disciplinary software engineer with strong experience on production environments and extensive experience of enterprise contexts. Currently works at **Unum** helping teams in succeeding on their Digital Transformation initiatives.
Speaker at international conferences, he was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional on Azure DevOps category in the last five years.