Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

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Syntactic Sugar for English: Pragmatic Eloquence



Wendy Closson fuses together over a decade of software development experience with basics of executive coaching and over 1000 hours of training in mindful practices to create an algorithmic approach to speaking authoritatively and authentically. She talks about the concrete steps that will get one in the habit of winning friends and influencing people.


Wendy Closson has over a decade of experience immersed in development and championing agile practices. She coaches technology leaders to manage effectively, respond reasonably, and navigate the choppy waters of business.

About the conference

Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Oct 15, 2016

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    by Noam Borovoy,

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    Enjoyed the the talk, Thanks!
    It seems there is a mistake on the slide about Doom and repeated in the summary:
    {doom} > impact level, probability, prevention, mitigation
    instead of the other way around:
    {impact level, probability, prevention, mitigation} > doom

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