My journey in managing developers - by Joshua Plique
**Herding Cats: Leading Developers without Authority**
Software development, by it's very nature, is a profession that is attractive to the independent thinker. You have to bang your head against a problem until it gives way to your solution. Software developers are typically independent, stubborn, and intellectually stronger than the average person.
Joshua Plicque has recently made the transition from software developer to technical manager at a small startup. He's had to learn, on the fly, how to be a leader among developers with more experience.
He will share the things he's learned about:
Leading without authority
Hiring and Recruiting
How to manage talented people
Powerful tools for managing a software team
5 ways to fail as a new engineering manager
He will cover the basic manual that he wish he had before making the jump.
Robert Half will sponsor pizza. So please RSVP, so we know the headcount for ordering food.
We'll be hands-on. So please bring your laptops.