September 1 · 12:30 PM
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- 12:30 Pizza and Drinks
- 1:00 Presentation
About the Presentation:
Most developers are individual contributors (IC) – in other words they do not have direct reports. But even as a non-manager, you can empower an entire team. This is due to the nature of software engineering, where developers create their own tools, a star developer can be 10x as productive as an average developer, and a single developer can use technology for team-wide impact. With the right mindset ("add business value"), and using a combination of hard skills (automation, tooling, code generation, open source, code reuse, etc…) and soft skills (interviewing, mentoring, communication and knowledge sharing, etc…), you can be that IC developer who helps lift your entire team, and have fun along the way.
About the presenter:
Tim Stall is a Software Architect at CDW. He specializes in .Net, has a passion for process, tools, continual education, and enjoys writing blogs and articles. He has worked in consulting and industry. He is actively involved in the user community via co-leading the Lake County .Net Users Group for the last 5 years, and co-leading the annual Chicago Code Camp. He lives in Chicago with his wife and three children. Tim blogs at www.timstall.com.