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Fighting Fit: Why You Need Health, Nutrition, and Fitness to Be a Successful Technologist



Hugh Williams shares his experiences of why health, nutrition, and exercise are essential to being a successful engineer and leader.


Hugh E. Williams is a consultant, advisor, and technology executive who has worked at Pivotal, eBay, and Microsoft. He's also spent a significant part of his career as an Associate Professor and running his own startup. He has built teams rapidly from 2 to 300, and restructured 1000-person technology organizations and reinvigorated technical cultures.He has a PhD from RMIT University in Australia.

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 25, 2015

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  • Excellent talk

    by Manoranjan Magudamudi,

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    Nice talk by Hugh Williams. I still have to get my sleep in order and this talk reminded me again to do that.

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