[Baypiggies] Looking for a presenter for Thursday, Aug 26th
aleax at google.com
Wed Aug 26 19:45:35 CEST 2009
Here's a blurb, I hope it's about the right length...:
Managing software development projects can benefit from some
approaches that are rather different from most traditional management
techniques. Software developers operate with their own particular
mindset, culture and reward system. To motivate and inspire a top
programming team, one type of ideal manager is a technical peer who
can jump into the code and work hands-on, together with the
developers, to solve thorny problems. Such technical involvement can
keep a project moving forward and help the manager build credibility
and trust within the team.
In this talk, Alex Martelli discusses some common management myths,
and shares some immediately useful advice for anyone involved in
managing software development projects.
On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 9:36 AM, William Deegan<bdbaddog at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can you provide a small blurb about the Management Talk and I'll update the
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 6:55 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>> the management talk seems the best choice for us,
>> given our choices. if you confirm (some talk, any
>> talk), you're on, with thanks and a free dinner for
>> two (arrangements to be made some time in the future,
>> possibly the next hour or two).
>> On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 22:47 -0700, Alex Martelli wrote:
>> > On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 10:30 PM, Anna Ravenscroft<annaraven at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> > > Isn't a PyGame Week coming up? Can someone talk about that?
>> > >
>> > > Alex is willing to give his talk on technical management, if folks
>> > > haven't seen that one.
>> > I'm happy to give a talk on any subject I haven't yet covered at
>> > Baypiggies: the problem is only with finding out what subject I
>> > _haven't_ done at BP yet!-) I've been around the Bay Area for 4+
>> > years and have spoken at BP quite often, after all;-).
>> > I do believe I've never given my "tech management" talk there, and
>> > that's a deep one that I can spin in a bazillion ways, though not very
>> > Python-specific. Have I done "dependency injection" at BP? "Somewhat
>> > Advanced Python" (bytecode disassembly, hacks &c)? Code Reviews for
>> > Fun and Profit? Py3K? etc, etc.
>> > Preparing a new from-scratch preso in 40 hours is a stretch (since I
>> > do also have semi-emergencies going on at work), but tailoring any
>> > existing one (on a subject I _haven't_ already covered at BP!!!-)
>> > would be just fine.
>> > So can somebody pls let me know ASAP so I get off stackoverflow.com
>> > (currently my biggest "free time" timesink;-) and switch to tailoring
>> > a BP preso? TIA!-)
>> > Alex
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