Menno van Slooten

Menno van Slooten ~ Independent Front-end Lead @ Scriptalot

Menno has been a front-end developer for almost two decades, the last 3 years of which he spent managing, training and leading developers. He is currently an independent contractor specialized in improving front-end collaboration across teams. He enjoys playing his guitar and watching Marvel movies.

How I learned to stop worrying and love meetings

June 28th • Careers Room • Premium Ticket

WARNING: Making the transition from developer to lead is not without risks. Side effects include (but are not limited to): diminished sense of purpose, constant lingering doubt and feelings of inadequacy. These symptoms may disappear over time. If not, consult a professional or watch this talk. I was excited to become a lead developer when the chance presented itself but that excitement quickly faded when confronted with reality. Nobody told me what to do and as a result, I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing. I was unproductive as a developer, ineffective as a leader and considered giving up many times. In this talk, I will discuss how I overcame this situation and found what makes this job at least as rewarding as being a developer.