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Fasttrack: Social Skills for Geeks

How to deal with the social side of computing life


Why is the social world so horribly under-documented? This talk attempts to describe some IRL communication protocols and hacks around their issues.

"There will be an informal networking session". Does that scare you?
You proposed something on the mailing list but there is disagreement. How to continue?
Somebody is acting very unpleasant on IRC. How do you deal with that?
A fellow hacker submits absolutely horrible code. What do you say to him or her?

These questions are the subject of this presentation: the (unfortunate?) social consequences of being involved in a technical project and how to deal with them.

Not only does some social experience help you get more done, but it also helps make Open Source (and life in general) more fun.


Day: 2014-09-07
Start time: 11:25
Duration: 00:10
Track: Fast Track




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