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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

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 and retain a great developer, to specify the software efficiently and 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.


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


About the Instructor

Peter Bell
Peter is founder and CTO of Speak Geek. He teaches business people to more effectively hire and manage developers - even if they don't know how to code. He also provides help with coming up with mobile strategies, lean product development and specifying software and provides due diligence on engineers and outsourcing companies.
Peter is also a contract member of the Github training team and teaches a wide range of developer topics - from git, github, chef, devOps and hosting/scaling topics to neo4j, mongodb, redis, client MVC frameworks, javascript, ruby, python and java.
He has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, QCon (New York, San Francisco and 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 and 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 and 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 and co-organizes the Domain Driven Design and Grails meetups.
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