Amy Newell is Director of Engineering at Wistia. She’s been a software engineer since 1999, and has been programming in Ruby since 2007, when she brought her three-month-old daughter to her first Ruby meetup. She is interested in the relationship between suffering, productivity and authenticity in the workplace. She writes and speaks about mental health, empathy, and managing engineers. She suffers from bipolar disorder. She’s also a poet, mom, food snob, and boot fanatic.
July 3rd, 2019 | 35 mins 45 secs
Our guest this week is Amy Newell. Amy is the Director of Engineering at Wistia, and she gave a talk at RailsConf this year entitled “Failure, Risk, and Shame: Approaching pain and suffering at work”. We have what I hope is an uplifting conversation about failure and pain, how to recognize it, and how to skillfully manage those feelings to be more resilient, prevent additional pain, and ultimately be more satisfied with your job.