Will the Real Technical People Please Stand Up?

A session at eurucamp 2015

Saturday 1st August, 2015

10:45am to 11:00am (CET)

How often have you heard – or said – the phrase “$PERSON just isn’t technical”?
If you’re our speaker, you’ve heard it plenty of times over the past 15 years, and frequently applied to yourself and other colleagues who didn’t quite fit into well understood “technologist” categories.
But what does technical actually mean? What makes someone technical? What makes them not technical?
In this talk, the speaker will explore how “not technical” is dangerous phrase we use to ensure that we need never question our hidden biases about others and their aptitudes. She will demonstrate how this phrase not only encourages a lack of collaboration, but leads to stagnation in the growth of your orgnization by actively discouraging your peers from learning new skills.
She will conclude with concrete steps attendees can take to better understand the capabilities of everyone on their team – coders or not – so their projects, company or teams can be most successful.

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Leslie Hawthorn

Director, DevRel @elasticsearch. American expat in AMS. Cannot be trusted with quinoa salad. Open source, collaboration + saving the world. Tweets = mine.

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eurucamp 2015

Germany Germany, Potsdam

31st July to 2nd August 2015

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Time 10:45am11:00am CET

Date Sat 1st August 2015

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