Andrea Goulet - Communication Is Just As Important As Code
The idea of a lone developer coding in their basement without social interaction is a thing of the past. These days, technical solutions are often developed by cross-functional teams whose participants have a range of technical experience. Now, more than ever, good communication skills are an essential part of being a software developer.
In this talk, Andrea Goulet, CEO of Corgibytes, will share immediately actionable communication principles that will help you; get buy-in for your ideas, reduce conflict and tension, increase productivity, be liked and respected.
Andrea has taught communication skills to thousands of people in world-class brands across the globe, including The Smithsonian, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Verizon, and more. If you’re looking to take your career to the next level, this is one talk you won’t want to miss.
Andrea Goulet is the CEO of Corgibytes, a software development shop dedicated to maintaining and modernizing software applications. Don’t be fooled by her decade of marketing experience; Andrea slings some solid code. She frequently speaks about building a business based on balance, empathy, and trust; the perils of the technical/non-technical divide; the challenges and opportunities of being a woman in the software industry; and the technical philosophies around working with legacy code.