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Thursday, September 04, 2014 at 06:00 PM    Cost: $55
General Assembly Union Square, 41 Union Square West, 3rd Fl
 
     
 
 
              

              
 
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Peter Bell
Founder/CTO, speakgeek.co

About This Workshop

Whether you're outsourcing or hiring your own development team, this three-hour workshop will run you through key skills required to find & retain a great developer, to specify the software efficiently & to manage the software development process effectively. This includes having consistently have release-able code that continues to improve, but that is always ready to launch at a moment's notice.

Takeaways

Learn how to tell how great a developer is even if you can't read or write code
Sell your project in a way that'll make great developers more likely to take the project
Give a development team the specifications they need without overwhelming them with unimportant details
Keep tabs on your developers, working with them to quickly reduce the risk in your project
Prereqs & Preparation

None.

About the Instructor

Peter Bell
Founder/CTO,
speakgeek.co
Peter is founder & CTO of Speak Geek. He teaches business people to more effectively hire & manage developers - even if they don't know how to code. He also provides help with coming up with mobile strategies, lean product development & specifying software & provides due diligence on engineers & outsourcing companies.
Peter is also a contract member of the Github training team & teaches a wide range of developer topics - from git, github, chef, devOps & hosting/scaling topics to neo4j, mongodb, redis, client MVC frameworks, javascript, ruby, python & java.
He has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, QCon (New York, San Francisco & Shanghai), RubyNation, SpringOne2GX, Code Generation, Practical Product Lines, the British Computer Society Software Practices Advancement conference, DevNexus, cf.Objective(), CF United, Scotch on the Rocks, WebDU, WebManiacs, UberConf, the Rich Web Experience & the No Fluff Just Stuff Enterprise Java tour.
He has been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, IBM developerWorks, Information Week, Methods & Tools, Mashed Code, NFJS the Magazine & GroovyMag. He's currently writing a book on managing software development for Pearson.
He is an organizer of the CTO School - an organization in NYC devoted to creating the next generation of technical leaders. He also organizes the node.js meetup in New York & co-organizes the Domain Driven Design & Grails meetups.
 
 
 
 
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