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Thursday, June 24 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Kind Engineering: How To Engineer Kindness - Evan Smith, Solvemate

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Software Engineering is an environment that is rife with worrying stereotypes like the "Brilliant Jerk" and the "Peter Principle". How do you be a kind engineer and encourage kindness in engineering? For the last couple years, I've been exploring what it means to be a Kind Engineer. It's called different things in different circles but ultimately it comes down to the fact that people who give more unconditionally make themselves happier, their teams happier and their companies happier. I'd like to share some practical tips on how people can become kinder engineers. This talk will cover code reviews, psychological safety, giving/receiving feedback and honesty in the workplace.

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Evan Smith

Site Reliability Engineer, Solvemate
Evan Smith is a Site Reliability Engineer with the remote German company Solvemate and is responsible for managing the infrastructure, CI/CD, incident response and monitoring, as well as promoting a culture of kindness and learning. With a focus on discovering what it means to be... Read More →

Thursday June 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
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