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Discussion on: [Keynote] A Fireside Chat with Tracy Chou

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Angela Mitchell • Edited on

Thank you for sharing your perspective! How do you find balance between working hard and smart to ensure that your identity as a person feels authentic. What advice would you give to new developers who are unsure if they are developing a career that's in alignment with their needs and wants in a balanced way?

I've been told that I get in my head a lot and work hard instead of smart. I tend to have too many goals: (ex. front-end development is my emphasis area, but I'm also passionate about art and music, and I'm also wanting to explore UI design, web design, accessibility, mobile and game development). It's been overwhelming to figure out what realm to focus on while I'm working on different projects as a junior developer.