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Node.js and Community

Hello JavaScript Air friends!

This week’s podcast is all about Node.js and Community! 

Join us as we chat with Tracy Hinds (@hackygolucky), Myles Borins (@thealphanerd), James M. Snell (@jasnell), and Gregor Martynus (@gr2m) for Episode 39!

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This week’s guests

Tracy Hinds

Tracy Hinds, @hackygolucky


Tips
  • When you feel something that you’re emotionally invested in, write a draft and take a second before you send it.
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James M. Snell

James M. Snell, @jasnell


Tips
  • Take Vacation! Put the Laptop Down! Go outside!
  • Be Patient!
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  • We have Node.js developers in Fresno! Fresnode.js Meetup, 2nd Monday of every month. We’re looking for speakers!
Gregor Martynus

Gregor Martynus, @gr2m


Tips
  • Surround yourself with people that are good to you. Especially if you work remotely
  • Invest into mentoring (JavaScript Air Episode)
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Myles Borins

Myles Borins, @thealphanerd


Tips
  • If you make a mistake genuinely apologize and move on. Stop engaging / don’t double down
  • Show empathy for those you make stuff for, make stuff with, and for yourself
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Kent C. Dodds

Kent C. Dodds, @kentcdodds


Links Tips
  • If you feel like you know something really well, don’t be afraid to admit that you might be wrong or there may be something else better
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From this episode:


...if you actively don’t reach out, and I think we don’t do this as open source projects, pretty much at all right now. Then you also miss out a lot because there are a lot of people who want to contribute to open source, but they don’t know how and they don’t feel welcome. It’s not that they don’t feel welcome because we actively keep them out.

They don’t feel welcome because there’s a certain kind of people who really enjoy [the way] open source project work today, and they like it. And when someone who is different looks at these projects, and sees the tone in them and sees what kind of people are contributing...they see ‘Oh, this is not a space for me.’ This is something that we need to actively change and I think that our conferences showed us that it is worth it and we can do it.”

 
Gregor Martynus, on lessons learned from conferences
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