Management Skills for Geeks

By Karen Pauley from
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2007 14:35
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any

Perl programmers seem to dislike managers even more than they dislike Python and Java programmers. Many Perl programmers [d]evolve into management either by promotion in work or by leading open source projects. Unfortunately the skills that made them a great programmer are often the very skills that make them a terrible manager. Thus the cycle of hatred continues.

This talk looks at the main skills required to be a manager, the main skills required to be a programmer, and how to combine these and use them to your advantage.

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