Pete Soderling explains from-the-trenches battle-tested tactics that an engineering manager can use to successfully attract the best developers to their team.
Thushara Wijerwadena discusses aligning practices in various departments in an organization with those of an agile development team, addressing both the challenges and solutions to meet them.
Susan Potter and JP Chance address the issue of being few women in software development teams, explaining why it matters, and what can be done to improve the situation.
In this presentation @ QCon London, Zed Shaw explains the impact Mongrel's 2500 lines of code have had. He also goes into what makes a project successful (good documentation, make the product is to install and extend, etc) and how companies can get on the good side of open source projects they use.