FITC Toronto 2016

2016-04-17 00:00:00 2016-04-20 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2016 It's Time to Level Up. Your skills, your connections, your passion: take it all to the next level with FITC Toronto 2016 - a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web dev, media and innovation in creative tech. Toronto FITC Toronto


The dreaded moment: you feel stagnant, creatively uninspired, maybe even, dare I say it… burnt out? Whether it’s a result of long hours or boredom through familiarity, being blocked can be disheartening —something we all experience in varying degrees. How can you bounce back from a creative block as a developer? How can you re-discover your own motivation and desire to make work that interests you?

This session will propose ideas and strategies to ban your inner critic and to embrace your inner 5 year old to stomp through creative blocks. We will look at the output of some of these ideas a from slightly burnt out developer – from programming experiments to mentoring initiatives.


Inspire attendees to find ways to keep their technical skills fresh by employing fun in their every day practice.

Target Audience

Developers and Designers looking for ways to re-discover motivation, and find ways to express what they want to say.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. How to identify the feeling of being burnt out
  2. How to create a schedule that encourages play
  3. How to get buy in from your employer
  4. How to get work doing things you like
  5. How to face the mundane stuff you need to do on a day to day