Allison McMillan

Hack Your Workday to Maximize Learning

Allison McMillan is a software developer at Collective Idea. She’s worn many hats including startup founder, community builder at the University of Michigan, and Managing Director of a national non-profit. Allison started programming at a Rail Girls workshop and is now a chapter organizer. She speaks on a variety of topics including mentorship, working remotely, and being a parent and a developer. When she’s not coding, you can find her encouraging her toddler’s climbing skills or pretending she has time to bake. Allison lives in the Washington, DC area.

Hack your Workday to Maximize Learning

In an industry where Github is your resume and you’re required to know the latest tools and technologies, finding the time to learn can be difficult when balancing responsibilities outside of work. Much of the advice on learning and staying sharp within the industry depends on the availability of an abundance of time which is not a privilege many have. But learning keeps us interested, engaged and at the top of our game. Discover actionable tools, tips, and strategies to maximize the amount of learning you can accomplish within the confines of the work day. Learn how to make the most of the time while still accomplishing your daily responsibilities to advance yourself and your career as a developer.