Unsocial media, quitting your job, and taking care of mental health.
So Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram went down for about 6 hours on Monday. I was in the process of exchanging contact details with someone at the time and we both noticed that we couldn't connect to Instagram. Some of you may already know why this happened, but here's a detailed video from Computerphile that we recommend checking out:
Quitting your job
Apparently a lot of people in the tech space are quitting their jobs. This article states 21% of developers are looking to leave their current job, while this article states that resignations in the tech space increased by 4.5% during 2020. So what is causing this? Ben Hosk outlines this and more here:
In the article titled “Who Is Driving the Great Resignation?”, it is stated that millions of people are quitting their jobs. Some facts from the article: There are more developers resigning, combined…
Taking care of mental health
Yesterday (Sunday 10th October) was World Mental Health Day. Whether you're somebody who works in the technology space or not, mental health issues are a thing that doesn't discriminate when it comes to who it decides to affect.
Everyone at In Plain English believe that taking the necessary steps to look after and manage our individual and collective mental health is of paramount importance - and this is a message that we want to pass on to each and every one of you. Because of that, we will be periodically shining a light on mental health by sharing useful tips, resources, and stories with you.
Here are a few resources that we think are great:
Thank you for reading, and take care. We look forward to seeing you next week ☺️