Most hardcore developers cringe at the idea of putting down their coding tools and becoming a pointy-haired boss. The journey from Rails coder to manager is fraught with peril - from dealing with difficult clients, to keeping your team motivated, to making sure you don’t lose your technical edge. Here is the story of one man who survived the journey and lived to tell the tale. This talk is geared towards Rails developers in the midst of a transition from coder to manager, those who would like to someday make the transition, or anyone who like to learn more about communicating with clients and coworkers. This will be a wide-ranging talk, but will cover topics such as Dealing with clients, Contract negotiations, Learning a different set of jargon, and How to position yourself for a transition.
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