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This group is primarily for the alumni, participants, partners and supporters of The Job Hackers. The group will meet regularly to discuss Agile topics and help place the participants of The Job Hackers in meaningful employment. This group actively supports the mission of The Job Hackers which is to provide individuals with the knowledge and experience needed to navigate the complex world of knowledge work. We do this by not only giving our participants valuable knowledge about software development to prepare them for real-world jobs, but working with them and employers to ensure the proper placement of the participants. We believe in the power of proper education to imbue its participants with skills the market is happy to pay for. It is because of this the education given to people in transition is without cost. The Job Hackers model is to not receive compensation for their valuable training until our participants are placed in a job matching their training.

If you support our mission you are welcome to join us!

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The Job Hackers Agile Meetup

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Here’s Why We Are All Control Freaks (And What We Can Do About It) - Chris Murman How is it that some people delay happiness in hopes of greater future rewards, and others do not? Why are some people seem geared for change while others resist? Is there such a thing as an irrational choice? Chris Murman will provide some answers to that and more as he presents some research he did on the subject of control. Description: Control freaks. We’ve either called someone that name or been the recipient of that moniker. I used to think it was a personality trait only a few possessed. Often reserved for someone who can’t seem let go of the steering wheel or listen to the advice of others with an open mind. These are the people that are resistant to change and our harshest critics. Those assumptions were proven wrong after reading The Control Heuristic. I learned that control was a tool that is used by everyone to manage our discomfort in situations. That we are governed by our subconscious in subtle ways and are always concerned with emotional comfort. Learning all that helped me see clients in a new light, and I would like to share what I learned. By seeing this behavior in a new light, I was able to start meeting people where they were at in the moment and partner with them in the journey to change. Come explore this topic with me as I present my findings. By discussing control and the reasons we exercise it, I believe we can understand better ways to help teams be comfortable with change. About the Speaker: Chris Murman is a Business Agility Consultant with Accenture/Solutions IQ. He has had a long career in helping organizations change for the better. He is passionate, kind and a huge supporter of the Job Hackers. "When I was younger, I wanted told everyone I wanted to build the next great thing like any other kid. That passion is still there, but I have discovered that I want to build the next great way to build the next great thing. That comes from learning to build smarter, harder, faster, more accurately, and with greater transparency. Those are the tenets of how I work. To learn how to do this, I have worked in art direction, quality assurance, product management, project management and agile coaching. In every role, my ultimate goal was to look critically at how our work is done and iterate. Every team I coach is urged to greatness by performing this ritual between every possession. Run with a goal, then stop and measure."

The Job Hackers Agile Meetup

Online event

* Please RSVP 48 hours in advance. We need to get a list of attendees to security. • What we'll do This meetup is for current and past participants of The Job Hackers Agile class, employment agencies looking for highly qualified and available people and friends of The Job Hackers to meet, mingle, network and learn. • What to bring Bring an open mind, business cards and resumes. • Important to know

The Job Hackers Agile Meetup

Online event

* Please RSVP 48 hours in advance. We need to get a list of attendees to security. • What we'll do This meetup is for current and past participants of The Job Hackers Agile class, employment agencies looking for highly qualified and available people and friends of The Job Hackers to meet, mingle, network and learn. • What to bring Bring an open mind, business cards and resumes. • Important to know

The Job Hackers Agile Meetup

Online event

* Please RSVP 48 hours in advance. We need to get a list of attendees to security. • What we'll do This meetup is for current and past participants of The Job Hackers Agile class, employment agencies looking for highly qualified and available people and friends of The Job Hackers to meet, mingle, network and learn. • What to bring Bring an open mind, business cards and resumes. • Important to know

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The Job Hackers Agile Meetup

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