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I have people skills! The Importance of Emotional Intelligence and Your Career!
“Developers don’t have people skills!” It may be a stereotype, but for some, it’s a badge of honor to be the anti-social, soda-drinking hermit that people are afraid to talk to. Movies, TV shows, and comics make light of it, and so do many of us, but it really is no laughing matter. We strive to be the absolute best we can be at the technical side of things—we buy books, attend conferences and stay up late hacking on our side projects—but do very little to improve our core skills. Unlike IQ, EQ can actively be developed and improved. In this session, you’ll learn about the components of EQ, why they matter, and some strategies you can use to improve your own EQ! Bio Mike Eaton has a little over 20 years experience as a software developer, mostly focused on Microsoft tools and technologies. After many years as an independent consultant, he is currently a team leader at Quicken Loans.

The Forge Ann Arbor

301 E. Liberty St. Suite 700 · Ann Arbor, MI

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    We are a committed group of developers grounded in the Microsoft development stack but with interests in a wide range of technologies, especially relating to web and mobile development.

    We meet once a month on the 3rd Tuesday. Each month, a featured speaker presents on a topic relevant to today's software developers, from JavaScript to Windows Azure, Source Control to Soft Skills.

    Our meetings are free and open to anyone with an interest in software development and its technologies.

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    5:45 pm: Doors Open
    6:00 pm: Welcome & Announcements, Food, Refreshments & Networking
    6:15 pm: Featured Presentation
    8:00 pm: Closing & Giveaways

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