se-stackoverflow May 10, 2022

Feeling burned out? You’re not the only one (Ep. 440)

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.
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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.

Episode notes:

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”.

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