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LISA21 - Kind Engineering: How to Engineer Kindness


Kind Engineering: How to Engineer Kindness
Evan Smith, Solvemate
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, Evan has been exploring what it means to be a Kind Engineer through books, media and interviews. It's called different things in different circles but ultimately it leads back to one fact: people who give more unconditionally make themselves happier, their teams happier and their companies happier.
This talk will cover practical tips for becoming a kinder engineer through the following topics: code reviews, psychological safety, giving/receiving feedback and honesty in the workplace.
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