Have you ever procrastinated doing research about that new security feature in Kubernetes, beating yourself up for being lazy the entire time?
Have you ever delayed opening a PR, fearing that your code wasn’t good enough to pass the code review?
Have you ever said “I’m just not good at… math / coding / public speaking / networking…” and given up on a goal?
If so, this talk is for you.
We will discuss what a “growth mindset” is and how it could turn around a huge 45-year-old enterprise like Microsoft.
We will walk through the steps and pitfalls of the journey from a lifetime of “fixed mindset” to “growth mindset” based on my personal experience, and the experience of the entire organization, and what steps you could take to get there.
- Your abilities are not defined by your inborn talents, but rather by your learning, practice, and self-development
- Adopting Growth Mindset frees you from worrying about how smart people think you are, and lets you focus on constant improvement. This is particularly useful to women and underrepresented groups, who are often told they don't belong in tech.
- A career in tech requires constant learning, and Growth Mindset can help you enjoy the learning journey.
Sasha is a Sr. Manager on the Managed OpenShift Black Belt (MOBB) team at Red Hat, where she is helping enterprise customers successfully migrate to managed OpenShift on customers’ favorite public cloud.
In her career, Sasha has worked in development, operations, consulting, and cloud architecture. Sasha is an organizer of DevOpsDays Chicago, a chair of DeliveryConf, and a published author.