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? How do we grow a team instead of just building a product?

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MeshU: Building Software the Obama Way

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

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