Aurooba Ahmed




This week, what's inspiring Aurooba Ahmed, a self-employed WordPress developer, co-organizer for the Calgary WordPress Meetup, and organizer for WordCamp Calgary.

A podcast worth listening to:
I’m a sporadic podcast listener at best. But I almost never miss an episode of the equally sporadic podcast Above Board by Fathom. Paul and Jack are ridiculous in the best possible way.

A concept worth understanding:
Now that I’m not in school – I think tests are cool. Approached right, tests are a great way to catch problems before they become real issues. Right now, I’m a little obsessed with automated visual regression testing and how it can help front-end development work.

A Twitter account worth following: 
Ness Labs. Improving our mental models and skills is a big part of living a happy life; I think our current culture has made it really easy to live mindlessly, too busy to notice our constant low-level feeling of discontentment. Ness Labs always has great links to help you examine how you think and how you approach life that I find valuable to counteract that.

An article worth reading: 
Money is the Megaphone of Identity. This is a fairly long read, but it made me think so much and so hard about my relationship with money, my mindset around comfort, and where I want to go in life.

A habit worth forming:
Setting intentions at the beginning of the week and reflecting on how it went at the end of the week has been a big game changer for me, not only for my emotional and mental health, but also for my productivity. It’s far easier to be purposeful if you’re actually pausing to consider how you are spending your days.


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