MeshU: Building Software the Obama Way

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Let's discuss ways that a more democratic and open approach may benefit your team. We'll touch on processes, how decisions get made, hiring and more. How do we build a team that's worth fighting for? …

Let's discuss ways that a more democratic and open approach may benefit your team. We'll touch on processes, how decisions get made, hiring and more. How do we build a team that's worth fighting for? How do we grow a team instead of just building a product?

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  • 1. Building software the Obama way
  • 2. Brydon Gilliss
  • 3. Brydon Gilliss BandOfCoders
  • 4. Brydon Gilliss BandOfCoders BrainPark
  • 5. Brydon Gilliss BandOfCoders BrainPark DemoCampGuelph
  • 6. Brydon Gilliss BandOfCoders BrainPark DemoCampGuelph BlueTurbine
  • 7. The unselfconscious team
  • 8. The unselfconscious team “ The right way is the residue when all the wrong ways are eradicated” Christopher Alexander
  • 9. Benevolent dictator over consensus
  • 10. Benevolent dictator over consensus Work from dictatorship to democracy
  • 11. Benevolent dictator over consensus Work from dictatorship to democracy Ask a question, hug a mistake
  • 12. Benevolent dictator over consensus Work from dictatorship to democracy Ask a question, hug a mistake Lead with action and change, not policy
  • 13. Benevolent dictator over consensus Work from dictatorship to democracy Ask a question, hug a mistake Lead with action and change, not policy Make less decisions everyday
  • 14. Benevolent dictator over consensus Work from dictatorship to democracy Ask a question, hug a mistake Lead with action and change, not policy Make less decisions everyday Open voids in leadership
  • 15. Process
  • 16. Process Throw away the books
  • 17. Process Throw away the books Small course corrections, tight feedback loops
  • 18. Process Throw away the books Small course corrections, tight feedback loops Be stingy with software $$
  • 19. Hiring
  • 20. Hiring Hire like a caveman
  • 21. Hiring Hire like a caveman Ignore resumes
  • 22. Hiring Hire like a caveman Ignore resumes Do use tests
  • 23. Brydon Gilliss Email: [email_address] Blog: http://shiftMode.com Twitter: @brydon