Leo Gopal on Speaking at #WordFest 2021 on Remote Happiness in tech.

Leo Gopal on Speaking at #WordFest 2021 on Remote Happiness in tech.

I am extremely honoured to be amongst a plethora of amazing speakers scheduled for WordFest Live 2021 by A Big Orange Heart (formerly WP&UP). My talk topic is titled: → Remote Happiness: How to build and keep mental wellness in work and life. Update(02 September 2021): Here is the recording of the WordFest Live Session…

The happy dev community: A value-driven manifesto.

The happy dev community: A value-driven manifesto.

In the collaborative world, we are in, dev-communities can easily thrive, fail, or merely survive. The best developer and coder communities and projects often create a culture where everyone feels valued and safe both as a newcomer or veteran. Here are some core values I believe in creating and sustaining happy developer communities in the…

The WordPress Community, Mental Wellness, and You (WordCamp CT Talk)

The WordPress Community, Mental Wellness, and You (WordCamp CT Talk)

Chat with Us This is something I have rewatched of myself speaking at WordCamp 2016 in Cape Town – mostly because I needed to listen to my own advice and reposting because I feel many should listen to this as well. This is for everyone. Transcript (auto-generated) Goodmorning, everyone. So one of the things about…

Companies assisting small businesses during COVID-19
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Companies assisting small businesses during COVID-19

Small businesses are the lifeblood of many economies around the world. The recent COVID-19 outbreak is having a disproportionate impact on these businesses, who lack the resources of larger organizations to stay open. Here is a list of technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work throughout this period. Book: The Top…

On usefulness over accuracy in dev – the broken clock conundrum.

On usefulness over accuracy in dev – the broken clock conundrum.

Here is a thought experiment. Imagine two clocks; both analogue. The first clock is broken. But in terms of accuracy its exactly correct twice a day. The second clock is a minute off; technically, it’s the most useful one; but it’s never exactly correct. But it’s the one thats useful. I see coding and the…

4 Simple Tips to Better Communication for devs. (or how to avoid conflict, confusion, and talk to people).

4 Simple Tips to Better Communication for devs. (or how to avoid conflict, confusion, and talk to people).

If I were to look back over my last decade in the tech world and pick one thing as my single best decision as a developer – I’d say choosing to study psychology rather than computer science. The most significant impact studying psychology had was on my communication skills, which, as a developer, put me…

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