[Baypiggies] BayPIGgies meeting Thursday August 27, 2009: NEW: Managing Software Developers

William Deegan bdbaddog at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 22:08:23 CEST 2009


I've posted a link to your pdf on the event on the baypiggies.net website.
All past events are archived so it should be easy for people to find this
link in the future (besides the mailing list archives) :)

Should I copy the pdf to the site, or will the URL stay as is for the
foreseeable future?

Thanks again,
Bill Deegan

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Alex Martelli <aleax at google.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Ned Deily<nad at acm.org> wrote:
> > In article <1251332895.9073.10.camel at jim-laptop>,
> >  jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> >> There's a last minute change in the BayPIGgies meeting: Alex Martelli
> >> will present his thoughts on managing a software development team.
> >
> > I'd like to throw out a big thanks to Alex for stepping in at the last
> > minute prior to Thursday evening's meeting and presenting another
> > (typically) compelling talk.  I found myself repeatedly nodding in
> > agreement as so many of his observations jibed with my experiences on
> > both sides of the management/leadership fence.  And his talk contains a
> > boatload of references to books worth reading even if you won't agree
> > with all of the authors' conclusions.
> Hey, thank YOU for these kudos -- and for giving me one more chance to
> present ideas that are very important to me.  This was the second time
> I've had a chance to give a presentation about management since I last
> switched back from the management track to the individual-contributor
> track (in October '08), and I think that "refreshing" my experience on
> "this side of the fence" (after managing for about 4 years this time)
> also "refreshed" and rekindled my enthusiasm for the subject and
> refined some of my ideas about it.
> I'd like to make this a standing offer (though not a commitment on my
> part;-): if Baypiggies or another grassroot group finds itself in a
> pickle by missing a speaker, and I can have 2-3 days' notice, I can
> probably arrange to come give a decent talk (at least if I get a nice
> dinner out of it, as it seems I'm due to get this time;-).  Most
> subjects I can easily wax lyrical about are probably of interest only
> to hard-core Python fans (see the list of the ones I haven't yet
> presented at Baypiggies that I posted a few days ago on the list as we
> were trying to pick a subject), but not all (intros to Python,
> technical management, abstraction, ...).
> > I hope Alex won't mind if I mention the URL for the presentation:
> >
> > http://www.aleax.it/bayp_html.pdf
> On the contrary, THANKS for posting this URL!
> > If you are at all interested in the topic, it's a very worthwhile read.
> ...and again thanks for the kudos!-)
> Alex
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