Jo is a non-binary, language agnostic, freelance developer and science womble. They love to learn about a wide range of sciences and see if they can make good use of the things that they find.
They spent the last 20 years working in IT, on projects ranging from OO databases through financial modelling and decision support systems to marketing websites.
In every place they worked, one consistent requirement had been to understand people and their needs. They enjoy making useful things, but they also enjoy helping people be more useful and productive.
Talks I've Given
Hacking Your Head : Managing Information Overload
Featuring Jo Pearce
There are limits to our ability to learn and process information. Overload impacts productivity by causing psychological and physiological stress. I’ll relate findings from cognitive psychology that help us understand how, as developers, we might be overloading ourselves and what to do about it.... rails ruby-on-rails ruby