Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 19 & 20, 2019

Marcus Blankenship

About Marcus
I have hired, lead and coached cross-disciplinary design & development teams for over 15 years. Today I help other agency owners and technicians elevate from doing the hands on work to leading their teams.
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Speaking Sessions

  • The Science of Programmer Motivation

    2:15 PM Saturday   Room: Fireside B
    In this age of sky-high salaries, outrageous benefits, and ever-changing technology we would be wise to pause and ask, “What motivates programmers to work, grow, and stay?” Too many engineering organizations get this wrong, focusing on compensation, tech, and growth. While these are important, they overlook a factor that impacts programmer motivation. We’ll use LMX Theory to examine programmer motivation, discuss the impact of in and out-groups, and offer tools managers can use to build high-performing teams.

  • Q&A Panel with Engineering Managers

    5:00 PM Saturday   Room: Town Square B
    How do I handle an unreasonable boss? What if I don't trust my team to deliver good code? How can I improve your team's attitude about agile? Why do I have so many bugs???
    In this unscripted format, speakers from the Management and Agile tracks answer audience questions. Bring your toughest questions about agile, management, leadership, careers, terrible bosses and the pains of moving from Programmer to Manager.
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