One of my favourite parts of RailsConf is the lightning talks. These are 5 minute talks that can be about anything. As a result, you see a lot of cool stuff in two hours, and if you get a bad one…you just need to wait 5 minutes until the next one comes along.
This year, inspired by not only my own team, but also by the many talks I saw about harnessing your creativity at RailsConf, I decided to give a talk on one of my own personal pet peeves. People who say “but I can’t draw”, and how that internal script is holding you back.
I got a really good reception from people, which kind of surprised me since most of the talks were super technical, and mine was only one of two or three that were about non code related skills.
This is my talk from RailsConf – The Magic Word to Transform Developers into Designers