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benoror opened this Issue Jul 8, 2015 · 8 comments

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benoror commented Jul 8, 2015

Considering our field (IT) is evolving exponentially, I am very curious on how other people have their daily doses of information (besides the work-related stuff) to stay relevant and updated.

  • What kind of information sources do you consume on a regular basis (Books, Magazines, Twitter, HN, Blog Feeds, Podcasts, ...)?
  • What off-topics are you interested in (IT-related, besides the work-related specifics)?
  • What tools do you use regularly (E-Reader, Tweetdeck, Medium, Feedkly, Pocket Casts)?
  • Do you allocate some time of your day for consuming information, or you just do it on the fly?
  • Do you have an specific routine/process for information consumption?
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What kind of information sources do you consume on a regular basis (Books, Magazines, Twitter, HN, Blog Feeds, Podcasts, ...)?

I rarely read Books, I prefer hands-on and video tutorials. I never read Magazines. I use Twitter a lot. I hardly ever get on HN, I don't use a blog feed. I listen to JavaScript Jabber, Adventures in Angular, Angular Air (of course ;-)), Parent Programming Podcast, React Podcast, FiveJS, and Software Engineering Radio (at the recommendation from @AimeeKnight). So yeah, I'm into podcasts and twitter :-) I also watch conference talks and go to conferences :-)

What off-topics are you interested in (IT-related, besides the work-related specifics)?

I'm not certain I understand what you're asking here. Most of my personal IT-related stuff relates to my work-related stuff. This is why I can justify working on open source stuff (because we use the tools at work) or hangout on twitter regularly (because I ask questions elicit feedback on ideas I'm considering with work). I do have egghead.io stuff that I work on, but you could argue that's work-related too :-)

What tools do you use regularly (E-Reader, Tweetdeck, Medium, Feedkly, Pocket Casts)?

My laptop. Medium. twitter.com (I've tried tweetdeck several times and just haven't gotten into it). I subscribe to several newsletters: JavaScript Weekly, Node Weekly, ng-newsletter, React.js Newsletter, HTML Weekly. And I follow each of these on twitter as well.

Do you allocate some time of your day for consuming information, or you just do it on the fly?

I mostly do it on the fly. Could probably be more productive if I allocated time every few hours or something.

Do you have a specific routine/process for information consumption?

Not really... Just kinda consume it. I follow people/things that I find tweet things interesting fairly regularly.

Hope that's helpful! Thanks for the question!

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kentcdodds commented Jul 10, 2015

What kind of information sources do you consume on a regular basis (Books, Magazines, Twitter, HN, Blog Feeds, Podcasts, ...)?

I rarely read Books, I prefer hands-on and video tutorials. I never read Magazines. I use Twitter a lot. I hardly ever get on HN, I don't use a blog feed. I listen to JavaScript Jabber, Adventures in Angular, Angular Air (of course ;-)), Parent Programming Podcast, React Podcast, FiveJS, and Software Engineering Radio (at the recommendation from @AimeeKnight). So yeah, I'm into podcasts and twitter :-) I also watch conference talks and go to conferences :-)

What off-topics are you interested in (IT-related, besides the work-related specifics)?

I'm not certain I understand what you're asking here. Most of my personal IT-related stuff relates to my work-related stuff. This is why I can justify working on open source stuff (because we use the tools at work) or hangout on twitter regularly (because I ask questions elicit feedback on ideas I'm considering with work). I do have egghead.io stuff that I work on, but you could argue that's work-related too :-)

What tools do you use regularly (E-Reader, Tweetdeck, Medium, Feedkly, Pocket Casts)?

My laptop. Medium. twitter.com (I've tried tweetdeck several times and just haven't gotten into it). I subscribe to several newsletters: JavaScript Weekly, Node Weekly, ng-newsletter, React.js Newsletter, HTML Weekly. And I follow each of these on twitter as well.

Do you allocate some time of your day for consuming information, or you just do it on the fly?

I mostly do it on the fly. Could probably be more productive if I allocated time every few hours or something.

Do you have a specific routine/process for information consumption?

Not really... Just kinda consume it. I follow people/things that I find tweet things interesting fairly regularly.

Hope that's helpful! Thanks for the question!

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Thanks for answering!

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Thanks for answering!

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Update on my podcasts:

I try to catch every episode of:

I catch episodes I think look interesting of:

I just realized that I listen to a lot of podcasts...

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kentcdodds commented Jan 7, 2016

Update on my podcasts:

I try to catch every episode of:

I catch episodes I think look interesting of:

I just realized that I listen to a lot of podcasts...

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benoror Jan 7, 2016

Great addition Kent, thanks! 👏

BTW, how do you find time to listen so many podcasts? Do you listen while working/coding? Or only during your spare time?

Cheers!

benoror commented Jan 7, 2016

Great addition Kent, thanks! 👏

BTW, how do you find time to listen so many podcasts? Do you listen while working/coding? Or only during your spare time?

Cheers!

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Funny you should ask :-)

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kentcdodds commented Jan 7, 2016

Funny you should ask :-)

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Another update on podcasts:

I try to catch every episode of:

I catch episodes I think look interesting of:

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kentcdodds commented Feb 16, 2016

Another update on podcasts:

I try to catch every episode of:

I catch episodes I think look interesting of:

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mattferderer Oct 7, 2016

Your podcast list looks very similar to mine. I'm therefore suggesting you check out .Net Rocks for their Geek Out labeled podcasts where they explain & share the current status of non dev & very interesting topics such as reusable space craft, modern agriculture techniques, space elevators, smart homes, quantum computer.

mattferderer commented Oct 7, 2016

Your podcast list looks very similar to mine. I'm therefore suggesting you check out .Net Rocks for their Geek Out labeled podcasts where they explain & share the current status of non dev & very interesting topics such as reusable space craft, modern agriculture techniques, space elevators, smart homes, quantum computer.

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Another update on podcasts:

I try to catch every episode of:

I catch episodes I think look interesting of:

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kentcdodds commented Oct 28, 2016

Another update on podcasts:

I try to catch every episode of:

I catch episodes I think look interesting of:

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