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Tuesday, June 30 • 2:00pm - 2:25pm
The Selfless Engineer - Ryan Thomas & Vasudha Prabhala, Headspring

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A software engineer with great coding skills and great communication skills is a diamond in the rough. But maybe it’s high-time you shine. Even if you’re more comfortable interacting with software than with people, you already have the tools to break out of the “introverted developer” box and advance to the next level. That’s because software engineers are great problem solvers at heart and effective communication is just another problem to solve. Becoming a better communicator is not impossible or even difficult. All it takes is a little ego-shedding and adapting to the communication styles of others. This talk will dig into why communication matters, and how exactly to go about it. We’ll explore tactics for shedding the “self,” putting yourself in another’s place, and practicing patience and empathy so you can balance the energy of any conversation. You’ll learn how this impacts your interactions, and how to channel those skills into your code to become a stronger software engineer. Don’t worry, you can keep your INFP title, but you might add some more impressive ones to the list in the near future!

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Ryan Thomas

Director of Engineering, Headspring
Ryan is a consummate developer who is equally skilled at building relationships, bridging gaps, and coaching colleagues in the arts of coding and communication. He has 20+ years’ experience managing complex, diverse business systems and leading project teams. As Headspring’s Director... Read More →
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Vasudha Prabhala

Senior Vice President of Service Delivery, Headspring
As Senior Vice President of Service Delivery for Headspring, Vasudha manages the successful delivery of client engagements across all geographies and offices. Her expertise lies in engaging people, delivering technology-enabled solutions, and securing tangible results. She brings... Read More →

Tuesday June 30, 2020 2:00pm - 2:25pm CDT
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