Many to many: no man is an island

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My keynote at phpDay 2011 in Verona, Italy.
I meant to stress the relevance of social skills in deplying technical skills, as a company or as an individual.

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Many to many: no man is an island

  1. 1. Many to ManyNo Man is an Island Jacopo Romei
  2. 2. U.S. Airways 1549
  3. 3. United 173
  4. 4. Expertise Social skills
  5. 5. Expertise enhanced or overridden by Social skills
  6. 6. Expertise enhanced or overridden by Social skills
  7. 7. Focus
  8. 8. Genius is overrated
  9. 9. Genius
  10. 10. is
  11. 11. overrated
  12. 12. Genius concept as an instance of the Dunning-Kruger effecthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect
  13. 13. How do companies manage expertise?
  14. 14. Communities of practice
  15. 15. Reciprocity vs. Remuneration
  16. 16. Are developers an asset or a cost?
  17. 17. “What if my company doesnt investin my expertise but still I amafraid to move?”
  18. 18. “What if I am a freelancer?”
  19. 19. Whos Jacopo?! A ut h Developer orPHP Agile Co ach
  20. 20. I am a nerd.
  21. 21. was t I ugh thoI am a nerd.
  22. 22. Source: http://www.xkcd.com/747/
  23. 23. Times for lone coders are gone.
  24. 24. Gone.
  25. 25. Excerpt from Wikipedia: Sheldon is also a difficult person to work with.  In "The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation",  Sheldon finds out that the others have tampered  with his experiment, in order to make him more  pleasant to work with. He also found out that  they were considering killing him and had even  come up with a plan to do so. When Leonard comes  up with an idea for an iPhone application to  solve physics problems, Sheldon immediately  tries to seize control of it. When Leonard makes  it clear that he is in charge, Sheldon continues  to annoy the others, resulting in him getting  fired by Leonard. When he asks why, Leonard  tells him "[he is] impossible to work with".
  26. 26. Best software todayis made by groups of peopleworking on a reciprocity basis
  27. 27. Thats why I join communities
  28. 28. GrUSP
  29. 29. GrUSPSymfony CMF dev
  30. 30. Lean Agile Italia SIAgile Symfony GrUSP Symfony Italia REST-ITLean Italia Jackalope ALE Networrk Symfony CMF dev PUG Roma Extreme Programming Italia
  31. 31. Partecipating in the right community may help you to Stay on the bleeding edge
  32. 32. Partecipating in the right community may help you to Cooperate on developing standards bottom-up
  33. 33. Partecipating in the right community may help you to Double check your ideas
  34. 34. “Valuable ideas canwithstand any scrutiny” Kent Beck, father of TDD
  35. 35. Partecipating in the right community may help you to Base your job on people
  36. 36. Partecipating in the right community may help you to Learn customizing known solution in your context
  37. 37. Partecipating in the right community may help you to Hire distant people
  38. 38. Partecipating in the right community may help you to Develop your expertise
  39. 39. Communication
  40. 40. Respect
  41. 41. Courage
  42. 42. Feedback
  43. 43. Simplicity
  44. 44. Extreme Programming values
  45. 45. What I like most of PHP?
  46. 46. YOU!
  47. 47. Thank you!!!http://joind.in/talk/view/2998 @jacoporomei

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