In April we present you another special edition meetup featuring Bruce Eckel.
This month we joined forces with some of the best Budapest meetups to organize a Meetup Evening as a warmup event for Craft Conference, and Craft guest speakers are going to be there to present! Each meetup will have a different guest, you can find the list and the speakers schedule on the Craft site (http://craft-conf.com/2014/#meetups). All events are free to visit for anyone. Meetups will open gates at 6PM, we provide pizza and drinks, and the talks will start from 6:30PM. The attendees will get two coupons, which can be redeemed at Anker't (http://ankert.hu/) (google maps (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Paulay+Edeemail@example.com,19.0590815,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x4741dc6bc3b9503f:0x7d3e93d5d01f296d)) after the meetup for beer, wine or fröccs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spritzer).
Over half of US workers hate their jobs, and most of this unhappiness seems to come from dysfunctional organizational structures. What if, instead of causing misery, an organization was designed to create happiness among its workers? I’ll talk about the research I’ve been doing on this subject for the past several years, companies I’ve visited, how I’ve struggled against my own preconceptions and limitations, the surprising number of others who are pushing on the same ideas and writing books on the subject, a few things I’ve found that seem like answers, and the questions that continue to accumulate. You should come away with a new perspective on what could be possible with organizations of the (near) future. You can find my writings at www.reinventing-business.com.
The speaker, Bruce Eckel is the author of Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++, and a number of other books on computer programming. He’s been in the computer industry for 30 years and has given hundreds of presentations around the world. He enjoys putting on alternative conferences and events like The Java Posse Roundup. He is currently studying organizational dynamics, trying to find a new way to organize companies so that working together becomes a joy; you can read about his struggles in this arena at Reinventing-Business.com, while his programming work can be found through www.MindViewInc.com.
Pizza and beer will be provided by the sponsor and the host of this evening, EPAM Systems.