Engineering Leadership SIG: Keys to Crafting a Highly Effective Programming Culture



  • The software industry was launched just over 65 years ago when the world’s first stored program computer was born.  Since that time, we have witnessed a continually expanding workforce of programmers whose numbers now reach many millions around the world.  Establishing a highly effective programming culture is a must for any company whose product is, or relies upon, software.  This talk will outline the keys to crafting such a culture, highlighting the challenges that managers at companies and organizations will face in doing this successfully.

    About Our Speaker: Mickey W. Mantle, CEO, Wanderful, Inc.

    Speaker Mickey W. MantleCo-author of Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams, published by Addison-Wesley. Mickey’s 40+ year career includes contributing to and managing teams that created numerous award-winning landmark consumer software products in music, games, computer animation, graphics and education, as well as management of large international teams at several marquee companies, including SONY/Gracenote Broderbund Software, and Pixar. He is currently CEO of Wanderful, Inc.

    6:15 - 7:00 Registration, refreshments, and networking - don't miss the Engineering Leadership Peer-2-Peer Roundtable!
    7:00 - 7:10 Introduction and opening announcements
    7:10 - 8:25 Keynote and Q&A
    8:25 - 8:30 Closing announcements
    8:30 - 9:00 Informal networking and followup Q&A

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