LeicesterJS - January Meetup - Knowing Your Worth

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The Earth has yet again successfully completed an orbit around the sun, and thankfully LeicesterJS is still here and back for 2020! We can't wait for all the great talks we have lined up and are eager to meet you all.

This month we have a talk entitled "Knowing Your Worth: Don’t Set Yourself On Fire To Keep Others Warm" by Alex Lofthouse of JH.

Here is a quick preview of what you can expect in the talk:
Am I doing enough? Am I even doing it right? How can I do it better? What the hell is Imposter 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 was compelled to make herself a number one priority.

In her talk, Lex will discuss Imposter Syndrome and how she learned to fail correctly. Discussing 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.


Our speaker, Alexandra ‘Lex’ Lofthouse is a Senior Designer at JH – a Magento eCommerce agency in Nottingham. Her love for digital design started when her Dad taught her how to use Photoshop in her early teens, and she began making Myspace layouts as an outlet for design. 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!

In her spare time, she loves reading, drinking craft beer, playing Pokemon and going to loads of gigs.
We hope you'll all join me in making her feel welcome to Leicester!

But wait! There is more! LeicesterJS Stickers will be up for grabs! Come down and get yourself one!

The scheduled start is 7 pm, with food and refreshments at 7:30 pm, followed by networking and general discussion with a scheduled end time of around 8:30 pm. Afterward, we will be heading to Manhattans round the corner for a drink or two!

Intro Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14vwLV_ltqEvEHhqBXCh94dyP1Sq5KxTnQAsjE0ZcxYQ/edit#slide=id.p


You can look forward to an evening of tech talks, networking and of course, pizza. Come along to the fantastic CloudCall offices, located right next to the train station, to discuss all things Javascript!

💬 Come discuss all things tech in our slack - https://leicesterjs.org/slack
📽️ Talk slides can be found here: https://github.com/leicesterjs/talks
🆕 New meetups are also announced here: https://twitter.com/leicesterjs
🎤 Want to speak? We love first-time speakers and those from minority backgrounds. Submit a proposal - https://github.com/leicesterjs/speakers

If you have any other questions about the meetup, including where to park, dietary requirements, if you want help putting together a talk, or even where you can get the best cup of coffee, send an email to [masked] and I will get back to you as soon as I can.


This is a free event thanks to our lovely sponsors:
CloudCall - https://cloudcall.com
HarveyNash - https://www.harveynash.co.uk - our exclusive recruitment sponsor