“No, I want to work with people”

Vetle Leinonen-Roeim

Short talk - in English

Back when I was a teenager, I asked a friend if he wanted to study computer science, and his answer was no, because he wanted to work with people. A few decades later, this statement seems absurd, because sometimes it feels as if working with people is all we do.

In this presentation we discuss how we’re working with people not only when we attend meetings, but even when we’re neck deep in code, and how we can do small things to improve (or worsen) how we work together - from how we communicate in pull-requests to how we organize our code, from how we talk in standup meetings, to how we sit in the dreadful meetings we love to hate.