Let's talk about taboos in tech!
This meetup aims to provide a safe space for developers, where we talk openly about the non-tech aspects of our jobs, like the discrepancy between job descriptions and day-to-day work, coping with burnout, dealing with jerks at the workplace, imposter syndrome, mental health, growth, etc.
There are no talks - everyone shall be involved in a round-table discussion.
P.S. It's open to everyone regardless of the technology you're using.
P.P.S. Chatham House Rules apply.
Our 14th meetup is scheduled for July 25, 2021.
When? 5pm - 7pm IST
Topic: Me Time
Moderator: Swapnil Agarwal
We intend to bring a small group together (~10 people). Come and make new friends! ❤️
Here's what went down in our previous meetups:
- December 15, 2019
- January 12, 2020
- February 9, 2020
- March 29, 2020
- April 19, 2020 (Failures)
- May 31, 2020 (Hiring)
- June 28, 2020 (Emotions at Work)
- September 27, 2020 (Deep Work - Shad Mirza)
- January 31, 2021 (Sustainability at Work - Prateek Gogia)
- February 7, 2021 (Craving Freedom)
- February 21, 2021 (Pandemic Fatigue - Adisha Porwal)
- March 28, 2021 (Imposter Syndrome)
- April 18, 2021 (Self-Rejection - Jyotsna Gupta)
If you’d like to become a guest moderator or volunteer for jotting down notes during the upcoming meetup(s) and writing the next blog post, DM me on Telegram.
Drop your details below to get notified of future meetups. The aim is to have at least one meetup every month.
Are you ready? Spread the word!
So many things we don't talk about like how to ask for a promotion or a hike, how to deal with jerks at work or how to say no to your manager asking you to work on the weekend? @SwapAgarwal is trying to create a place. a safe place where we can talk about these problems. So RSVP! https://t.co/Ebcatz03EC— Rahul Kadyan (@znck0) December 14, 2019
Glad to see @SwapAgarwal initiating this 🥳. It’s important to discuss about the very basic things(apart from tech jargons)which are stuck in our heads and it’s literally things which are rarely discussed. https://t.co/vVJzHuFx95— Kamlesh Chandnani (@_kamlesh_) December 14, 2019
🙅 Screw The Taboos Meetup #1 by @SwapAgarwal— Shad Mirza (@iamshadmirza) December 30, 2019
Thanks Swapnil for allowing me to be a part of this. One of a kind experience and it was really helpful. https://t.co/aB835KrvMm
.@SwapAgarwal is making sure that even if you aren’t able to make it to the meetup you get the complete insight of what we discuss because these things are equally important as discussing @reactjs, #GraphQL, css-in-js, design systems, typescript etc. https://t.co/JGhIPiYKdG— Kamlesh Chandnani (@_kamlesh_) January 11, 2020
I had a great time meeting new people and knowing that it's not only me who's messed up. 😅— Prateek Gogia 💭 (@reeversedev) January 12, 2020
Kudos to @SwapAgarwal for organizing it. 🎉 https://t.co/mqeuI4xdYU
@SwapAgarwal has been hosting meetups where people talk about the non-tech aspect of their job. He would be a great person to talk about this on the podcast.— Aditya Agarwal ⚛️ (@dev__adi) April 30, 2020
Yeah, I attended one session there and it was a pretty good one. I have never enjoyed that much in any meetup so far.— Prateek Gogia 💭 (@reeversedev) April 30, 2020
Made so many friends there!
Attended the #ScrewTheTaboos meetup with @DX_club_ for the first time and I must say it was a great learning experience. I wish I had joined the past meetups.— Rutik Wankhade ⚛️ (@WankhadeRutik) March 28, 2021
Thank you @SwapAgarwal for creating a space like this https://t.co/oCmvO27veu