Depression Memes for Devops Teens: Self-Care for Server Janitors and Other Humans

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00 am9:45 am

Anirudh Ra


Content warning: depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, domestic violence, abuse.

Come listen to Anirudh Ra get real and talk about his journey through mental health and Production Engineering / Site Reliability Engineering. He'll share his failures and the lessons he learned, the mistakes he made and the tools he collected in order to work and live better, the times when his toes were stepped on and the times when he stepped on toes.

Anirudh will also talk about living with neurodivergence in and out of the workplace. There will be a bunch of advice for noobs as well as advice for people who are managing, leading, or mentoring noobs. This will be focused on self-care, mental health, time management, life-work balance, emotional burnout... You get the drift. Remember the salt: if you have met one neurodivergent person, you have met ONE neurodivergent person. Treat everyone on a case-by-case basis. YMMV.

Anirudh Ra[node:field-speakers-institution]

This man is a human being who uses he/him pronouns. He likes bread, cats, cute little used bookstores, single-origin chocolate, gong-fu cha, fountain pens and good paper, third-wave coffee shops, and discovering music he has never heard the likes of before in cute little record stores.

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@conference {240866,
author = {Anirudh Ra},
title = {Depression Memes for Devops Teens: {Self-Care} for Server Janitors and Other Humans},
year = {2019},
address = {Portland, OR},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = oct

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