Brian Fitzpatrick & Ben Collins-Sussman - Genius Myth

Posted in Companies, Conferences, Development on June 04, 2009

The Myth of the Genius Programmer - Brian Fitzpatrick & Ben Collins-Sussman

For those who are attending Google I/O 2009 (, these video are an opportunity to hear from some of the speakers in advance. The speakers introduce their topic and provide a preview of one or more topics that will be covered in their talks.

A pervasive elitism hovers in the background of collaborative software development: everyone secretly wants to be seen as a genius. In this talk, we discuss how to avoid this trap and gracefully exchange personal ego for personal growth and super-charged collaboration. We'll also examine how software tools affect social behaviors, and how to successfully manage the growth of new ideas.

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