Leading from First Principles

2:15pm–2:55pm Monday, 10/14/2013
Location: Mercury Ballroom and Rotunda Level:
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No bosses, no assignments, no offices and unlimited vacations. This is how the open source software that you’ve built your business on is written. Why is it not how your software is written? Why is there a difference between OS commercial software development practices? What other aspects of your business can be fundamentally rethought and how can you make those decisions? This talk will delve into the decision making process at GitHub and how we re-approach nearly every decision based on the first principles of what we’re trying to accomplish, not just on what other companies have done.

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Scott Chacon


Scott Chacon is a cofounder and the CIO of GitHub. He is also the author of the Pro Git book by Apress and the maintainer of the Git homepage (git-scm.com). Scott has presented at dozens of conferences around the world on Git, GitHub and the future of work.


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