The Virtuoso Generalist

A session at Web Design Day 2015

Friday 12th June, 2015

2:15pm to 3:00pm (EST)

We want to be good at what we do and get things done, but the web keeps getting more complex. When we try to stretch and understand it all, we inevitably fall short. There are so many options for how to build our web things that it can feel paralyzing. We languish in imposter syndrome and self-doubt.

Over time we’ve started to notice that a lot of us are in the same boat. Slowly, there’s a bit of empowerment building, a realization of the value of being an expert generalist.

Life for the virtuoso generalist is challenging, though. Motivation flags in the face of so much informational noise. It can be hard to gauge our own progress and growth or figure out what we really need to know. What are our technical touchstones in such a vast sea? And how can we get things done while also satisfying our needs for mastery and accomplishment?

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Lyza Danger Gardner

Cloud Four co-founder & dev: I help make and share the mobile web. Co-author of Head First Mobile Web (O'Reilly). http://bit.ly/hf-mw bio from Twitter

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Time 2:15pm3:00pm EST

Date Fri 12th June 2015

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  • Head First Mobile Web

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