Practising the Decision-Making Diet in a JavaScript Developer’s Life

A presentation at React Berlin in in Berlin, Germany by Robin Pokorny

President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg wear the same outfit every day. Why? You can’t make decision after decision without paying a biological price. Simply put, they save their decision-making energy for more important decisions.

I have spent the last year on the decision-making diet. In the books, articles, and podcasts I discovered concepts and techniques, I had no idea they existed beforehand. Quite soon, I realised that as a software developer, I need to apply these to the coding, too. Sometimes as low as on the level of JavaScript language features. In my talk, I will share what I learnt. I will show how to take advantage of precommitment, work on the environment design, and monitor the overall progress. And, most importantly, how I was able to start focusing on the things that matter.


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