TATIANA MAC

@TatianaTMac

Technical

Debt

for Us

Awakening

Act I

What I once never saw I could not unsee

Me love you
long time!"

"

30

?

9 July 2018

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Fiction

Fact

ME

MY PARENTS

FirstGen

Immigrants

Individuality

Assimilation

Oppression

Opportunity

W

T

F

CSS-in-JS

Web components

React

 

Vue

Experimental CSS

or

TATIANA MAC

@TatianaTMac

Technical

Debt

for Us

a concept that reflects the extra development work that arises when easier-to-implement code is used in the short run is used instead of applying the best overall solution.

technical debt

Resistance

A CHOICE

Activation

Act II

Making choices, learning, growing

I didn't choose the thug life,

thug life chose me.

TUPAC SHAKUR

1971-1996

CH4 + 202 — CO2 + 2H2O  

Fire can heat.
 

Fire can burn.
 

Present. Visible.

INSPIRE

Alive.

Know your strategy.

INTEND

Set boundaries.

INTEND

Tap out.

INTEND

Resistance

A CHOICE

Not of whether, but how

A CHOICE

Resistance isn't only anger.

Resistance is living.

Stoke your
own fire.

INDIVIDUAL

Centring yourself is
a form of resistance.

INDIVIDUAL

Self-care is a form
of resistance.

INDIVIDUAL

Fire can provide
a spark.

COMMUNITY

Be seen as what you never saw.

COMMUNITY

Share your relative privilege.

COMMUNITY

Connection is
a form of resistance.

COMMUNITY

We made fire
from air.

COMMUNITY

We made abundance from scarcity.

Fires are hard
to keep going.

Forgiveness

Act III

We're all trying our very best

You might be
the only one, but

INDIVIDUAL

...you don't always have to be the one.

INDIVIDUAL

We're only experts in our own lived experiences.

INDIVIDUAL

We can have multitudes.
 

INDIVIDUAL

Stop scrutinising each other.

COMMUNITY

Start being curious.

COMMUNITY

Alignment is reductionist.

COMMUNITY

All our truths are valid.

COMMUNITY

Take up space.
Use resources.

INDIVIDUAL & COMMUNITY

(Digitally and IRL)

Care

TAKE

Ourselves and each other.

Technical Debt for Us

By Tatiana Mac

Technical Debt for Us

Many if not all of us have been “the only one” in boardrooms, design reviews, diversity and inclusion discussions. Our isolation from people who look like us with similar lived experiences often forces us into roles where we speak on behalf of and advocate for the whole. While honourable and sometimes necessary for self and community preservation, repeatedly playing this role can incur a psychological and career debt: it spends our resources in ways we don’t choose. Through this talk, we’ll seek the balance between our moral imperatives to society, improvement of our environments, and our care to ourselves. We will celebrate the forgiveness for our past and future choices, recognising that the choices we make are never easy.

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