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ManageFlitter Podcast - It's a Monkey - Episode 89 Is Now Live!

ManageFlitter Podcast - Episode 89 - Eric Elliott Re-broadcast

The latest Episode of the ManageFlitter Podcast is now live and you can listen to it in your browser here or download an MP3 copy of it here.

Please note: This interview was originally broadcast on the It's a Monkey Podcast - Episode 63 - Sept 2015.

In Episode 89 we interview Eric Elliott, Founder of Parallel Drive and Author of 'How To Build A High Velocity Development Team'.

We discuss:

  • How developers think and why they avoid distraction.
  • The importance of collaboration amongst developers and why asynchronous communication channels are preferable.
  • Knowing the basics of many languages vs. being an expert at one language.
  • Supply and demand for developers in the USA.
  • The importance of mentors and the positive impact they’ve had on Michel’s career.
  • The current state of programming education and why it needs to change.
  • The benefits of remote work and why some developers prefer it.
  • The best way to measure a developers productivity (Hint: Not by counting tickets!)
  • Recognising senior developers as mentors.
  • The value junior developers can bring to a team.
  • The movie: Programming Literacy

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Interview Highlights

Every single industry across the board is going to be replaced - a lot of human workers are going to be replaced by AI, robots and just more efficient processes and ways of doing things. A lot of those people need to be training in the skills that will matter in that economy.

Our future economy is much, much more digital than our current one. We really need to be training people for that. There’s definitely a current shortage - in the USA alone, there’s a standing demand for over 300,000 developers right now. There’s at least 90K Javascript jobs alone, paying more than $100K per year that are not being filled right now.

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