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Tuesday, June 26 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Forget Hiring 10x Engineers—Build a 10x Team WAITLIST OPEN

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Software development teams spend a lot of energy struggling to hire individual virtuoso developers—the “rockstars,” the “ninjas,” the “10x engineers.” While individual skill development is certainly important, recent research confirms what innovative engineering managers have known for a long time—even more important than hiring talented individuals is fostering a supportive environment for a team to collaborate most effectively. 
This talk will provide a suite of practical tools for building more productive and inclusive software development teams that value humility, empathy, and psychological safety. You’ll leave this talk inspired to ditch the silly titles and inflated egos, and instead seek out thoughtful, motivated, and humble humans who can accomplish much more together than any collection of “rockstars.”

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April Wensel

Founder, Compassionate Coding
April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, a conscious business that helps technical teams cultivate sustainable, human-­centered software development practices built on a foundation of emotional intelligence. She has spent the past decade as a software engineer and technical... Read More →

Tuesday June 26, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Terrace Room - 209