Friend of the show Jon Chan, Stack Overflow’s Director of Engineering, Public Platform, joins the home team to talk about burnout: what it is, how to prevent it, and how to recover. They also cover how managers can prevent burnout among their teams, the importance of building a support system for yourself, and the restorative power of going outside and taking a walk.
Check out a manager’s toolkit for preventing burnout put together by Gitlab
Cassidy once asked Stephen Colbert for his favorite website. His answer may surprise you.
Today in tech recs: Pokémon GO (for extra motivation to get outside) and the Apple Watch activity tracker (to track activity and remind you to move around). Jon recommends that you not get a treadmill desk.
Today’s Lifeboat badge goes to user JLRishe for their answer to Error “TypeError: $(…).children is not a function”.burnout, the stack overflow podcast