Optimizing for the important things is one of my serious lightning talks. Originally given at Ignite Pittsburgh, this 5-minute motivational talk has been given in many cities including San Francisco and Portland.
Seth Vargo is an engineer at Google. Previously he worked at HashiCorp, Chef Software, CustomInk, and some Pittsburgh-based startups. He is the author of Learning Chef and is passionate about reducing inequality in technology. When he is not writing, working on open source, teaching, or speaking at conferences, Seth advises non-profits.