Full Stack Anxiety

Mar 24, 2016 @ 7 p.m. in New York
I’m a designer, so I should probably learn responsive patterns, methods for remote user testing, Sketch, motion graphics, Framer, keep up to date with current design trends, and so much more.

I’m a developer, so I should probably learn SVG animations, Node or React or Ember, BEM principles, new web inspector features, Vim or at least better Sublime workflows, and so much more.

I’m also a human being, so I can’t possibly learn all these things. I have to choose.

So… what do I choose? Full Stack Anxiety is that creeping doubt, when you just don’t know what the right choice is. Do I grow as a designer or do I grow as a developer? As a manager, a teacher, a business-person? 

In this talk, we’ll explore the feeling, the current state of the industry, and how to figure out where to grow.

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Joel Califa
Product Designer at DigitalOcean
Joel Califa teaches front-end development at General Assembly and leads Product Design at DigitalOcean, where he works on strategy, design, and development. Prior to this, he held design positions at Netcraft, Israel's leading interactive agency, and Amicus, a YC-backed startup that helps nonprofits turn their supporters into fundraisers and advocates. 

A graduate of Parsons' Design & Technology program, Joel has been designing and building websites since 2001.