YAPC::NA 2007

June 25-27, Houston, TX

Management Skills for Geeks

Management Skills for Geeks

By Karen Pauley from Shibuya.pm
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 10:45 AM
Duration: 20 minutes

Perl programmers seem to dislike managers even more than they dislike Python and Java programmers. Many Perl programmers [d]evolve into management either by promotion in work or by leading open source projects. Unfortunately the skills that made them a great programmer are often the very skills that make them a terrible manager. Thus the cycle of hatred continues.

This talk looks at the main skills required to be a manager, the main skills required to be a programmer, and how to use these to your advantage.