The art of speaking à la Tim (2) - Call for paper

This is part 2 of the "The art of speaking à la Tim" series: Part 1: Gather ideas and imagine a talk Part 2: The call for paper Part 3: Prepare the talk Part 4: Rehearse Part 5: On stage In order to prepare the program of a conference, the program-committee often releases a so called "call for papers" or "call for participations" or sometimes "call for speakers" ; let's call it "CfP". Everyone can submit a talk, that will be
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The art of speaking à la Tim (1) - Gather ideas and imagine a talk

In the past few years I have spend a lot of time preparing and holding talks. And it's been so much fun, that I plan on doing it even more in the years to come. But discussing with friends & colleagues and helping them build theirs, I realized there are a lot of misunderstandings and artificial fences that tend to scare some persons away from speaking publicly. I also realized I have built a big bag of tricks over the
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[Comics] One more reason we need unicorns in the wild

Have you read the Lean Startup book from Eric Ries? I think it goes well hand in hand with my Developer's Journey project. In order for a startup to succeed, you need not only technical excellency, but also a wide range of skills reaching far into soft skills, market analysis, user interactions etc. On this bandwagon, I really recommend this article from Jeff Atwood about hiring for success. You will see that those skills are maybe even more important that
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[Comics] On backlogs

Taking care of a backlog is a damn hard task. Keeping the priorities up and having enough to feed a hungry developer platoon isn't funny either. Sometimes one find some strange backlogs where everything seems to be detailed from top to bottom... that's where some red lights should go on in a coach's mind! PS: This backlog is of course a free interpretation of the splendid scenario that Rony Abitbol attempts to sell Odile Deray in the french movie La
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