It's About the Humans, Stupid (Lightning)

It's About the Humans, Stupid (Lightning)

In the development world most people are striving for technical excellence: better code, faster run times, more convenient interfaces, better databases, faster deployments… But is that really what makes us better at developing software?

In the end software development is done by groups of people creating products together. To do that communication and collaboration between humans is essential - you can be the best programmer ever, if you can’t efficiently work with others what good does it do you?

This talk will give you a primer and food for further thought.

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Tobias Pfeiffer

June 23, 2017
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Transcript

  1. “Hard” Skills

  2. “Soft” Skills

  3. What’s more important?

  4. “Hard” programmers

  5. Poison for the team

  6. Achieve as a team

  7. It’s About the Humans, Stupid Tobias Pfeiffer @PragTob pragtob.info

  8. Everything I want everyone who works in groups to know

    (that fits into 5-10 minutes) Tobias Pfeiffer @PragTob pragtob.info
  9. Empathy

  10. Motivation

  11. Daniel Pink: Drive

  12. Autonomy

  13. Mastery

  14. Purpose

  15. Code Review Culture

  16. Always the code, never the person

  17. Always the code, never the person Say something positive

  18. Always the code, never the person Say something positive Everyone

    reviews
  19. Always the code, never the person Say something positive Everyone

    reviews Pairing Review
  20. Admit you don’t know

  21. Admit you don’t know Ask!

  22. Every “No” is a “Yes” to yourself

  23. Leadership at every level

  24. Lead by example

  25. Enjoy working with humans! Tobias Pfeiffer @PragTob pragtob.info