Tim is a full time geek, agile developer and BS-hunter. International speaker and avid writer, he is curious- and creative-minded, eager to search, teach and talk... and has been doing this for as long as he remembers.
French born European child, he lives in Germany where he works as a developer, Scrum Master and Agile coach. When he is not at a computer, you'll find him behind a camera, in his running shoes or with his wife and son... but never in that order!
Max's worst nightmare just became reality. His boss asked him to take care of a new colleague for the year to come. He doesn't know where to start. He doesn't know what to do.
With a little help from outside - and from Hollywood - Max finds a way to listen to his heart, accept the mission and “just help”. Unknowingly, Max stepped into the realm of mentoring.
This talks tells Max's story. It describes his search for better ways to be useful to others and build on people. This talk is an encouragement to follow Max's example and a map to help you find your own way. Because like zombies, you‘ll never know when mentoring will creep up on you. Better be prepared...
What does the next generation of IT-professionals look like? If I believe the rumors, the guides, the white noise on the internet and what my clients are searching for, the new hire is an excellent, cheap, "T-Shaped" newbie with a lot of experience, the right agile mindset and she's ready to be a cultural fit for big and small companies alike. Those unicorns do exist, but the majority of students leaving universities today have no clue what we need. Are they to blame? Have we clearly expressed what we need already? Have we defined how we intend to push them even further? This talk will go over the three most important relations of the software engineer: relation to code, to your peers and to yourself. Through practical examples and testimonials, we will explore how some successful software engineers have reflected on their careers and helped juniors, veterans and managers alike tweak their expectations for the future generation.
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