December 29, 2018

Stress Driven Development, and How to Avoid It

Stress Driven Development, and How to Avoid It

Short Abstract

In this talk, we discuss how to manage your day and avoid the daily stressors of any engineering team. The main takeaways of this presentation are not only how to prevent stress from being accumulated at work, but also how to organize the work itself in a productive way.


GeeCON Prague 2018: Dmitry Vinnik - Stress Driven Development, and How to Avoid It

Slide Deck

Full Abstract

When was the last time you took a day off? Are you going to the office every weekday? How often do you work with people? All these questions usually show one thing - we all have stress that comes from our work. Famous Work-Life balance is often non-existent in many organizations, and developers feel trapped in their daily routine to "deliver a business value" to their employer. With stress, your creativity shrinks and innovative approach dies in a busy work you do.

What if I was to say it does not have to be that way? In this talk, we will discuss ways how to relax and avoid "Stress Driven Development". We will look at the problem from a perspective of an individual contributor, a technical lead, and a manager. As a result, the audience will be able to take away best practices for tackling stress and help others in their organizations to become more productive and simply happier individuals.


  1. Outline of everyday work and life stressors
  2. Guidelines on how to deal with stress
  3. Tips and Tricks to retain anti-stress practices