Geek management @wwwh 183.

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Slides for my talk about how geeks find jobs and what employers should do to get/keep geeks working for them productively. Slides may be shared or reused.

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  • Geek management @wwwh 183.

    1. 1. Geek Management @tilentravnik Please use #geekmanagement in your tweets.
    2. 2. WTF?
    3. 3. Tilen dad husband food scientistfireworks technician project managerwhiteboard installer product owner geek
    4. 4. "Geek" is a badge of honor. Eric Schmidt
    5. 5. What will I be talking about?
    6. 6. Geeks finding good jobs,jobs finding/keeping geeks & a cool case.
    7. 7. Looking for work?
    8. 8. You are in luck, they have the harder job!
    9. 9. A good Linkedin profile is a huge bonus. Being on Twitter or Google+ does not hurt.
    10. 10. Google their financial data.They may be sinking about.
    11. 11. Do they blog abouttechnical stuff or projects?
    12. 12. Do they do stuff in an agile fashion?
    13. 13. Look for signs of great company culture.
    14. 14. Ask to spend a day with the team.
    15. 15. Look for established coaching routines.
    16. 16. Bonus schemes? Really?
    17. 17. Ask them about their Google time.What are the latest inventions?
    18. 18. Ask how many were present at the last all-nighter.There was one for sure!
    19. 19. Stop being a brilliant jerk!
    20. 20. Looking for Geeks?
    21. 21. Geeks are regular employees ... they just figure our fishy stuff sooner. So clean up!
    22. 22. Hire slow, fire fast. Netflix HR strategy
    23. 23. Make hiring a priority, like at Facebook.
    24. 24. Ask the geek to spend a day with your team.
    25. 25. Define the Employee Value Package
    26. 26. The latest gadgets are amust. Provide them even ifyou can not afford them.
    27. 27. A compelling EVP Yourorganisation + The job + Compensation + Culture / Enviroment Brand Product Price Experience = work / life ballance Slide by Ivica Vrancic
    28. 28. Try to keep interestingness evenly distributed.Agile may help with that.
    29. 29. Fire brilliant jerks!
    30. 30. Case study: @github presented by @chacon.
    31. 31. One product, profitable.
    32. 32. Maslow -- they get this guy.
    33. 33. Cool tools.Coolest ones built internally.
    34. 34. Rules?
    35. 35. no office hours no meetings no vacationsno assignments no bosses
    36. 36. More?go to https://github.com/ schacon/fowa-talk
    37. 37. Thanks!

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