Travelling the world since 2014. Living proof work-life balance & success are not mutually exclusive. Jason Lengstorf is a software architect, keynote speaker, occasional designer and a self-proclaimed, mediocre bartender! Jason Lengstorf aims to help others who want to go location-independent, too. Jason Lengstorf is a principal developer experience engineer at Netlify and the host of ‘Learn With Jason’, a live-streamed video show where he pairs with people in the community to learn something new in 90 minutes. He’s passionate about building healthy, efficient teams and systems, and he’s done his best to positively influence the community, leadership, and technical health of open source and companies including Gatsby and IBM. He lives in Portland, Oregon. What he does for a living is to collect and share knowledge as a keynote speaker, principal developer experience engineer at Netlify, and through his blog. He finds brilliant people and learns from them in public, on his love show, ‘Learn With Jason’. He creates better teams by focusing on effective working habits, including world-shattering techniques as “actually taking time off”. He makes the people around him more effective, by identifying the ‘dirt floors’, then helping design ways to remove them. Not everyone had access to a great network like that. Not everyone has someone to help push them forward when they might otherwise settle in and think, “Well, this is probably the best I can do.” Jason aims to create a space where he does his best to push you to be the best possible version of yourself, and create a channel where you can push him to do the same, starting with a blog and a newsletter you can subscribe to. If this sounds like the sort of thing you wish you had — or if it’s something you do have, and you’d like to help other people experience it — join the newsletter. Connect with people who strive to be better; who push themselves and the people around them; who don’t feel threatened when someone is succeeding — instead, they feel energized to go do more awesome things. He started his site to find more of the above type of people. Hopefully you’re one of them. Jason focuses on giving presentations around Work-life Balance and Efficiency, raising awareness about the health and career risks of overworking, teaching high-efficiency habits, encouraging downtime. Building Effective Teams: process design, designing healthy culture, onboarding, internal training. Modern Front-End Development: progressive web apps, high-performance patterns, React + GraphQL, architecture, testing, functional programming, and many more topics. For a full list of his ideas – old and new, have a look at his presentation list. If it is a past presentation, the slides are up there, too. You can be a success without the sacrifice. Stop burnout before it starts. Reclaim hours of every day. Get more done in less time. Spend more time on the things that matter most!