FITC Toronto 2016
DesignWeb DevInspire
  • 2016-04-17 00:00:00 2016-04-19 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2016 Toronto FITC
  • Toronto


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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