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Deep Amongst The Technicals Google Talks About People

[cross post with WaveADept blog]

Google I/O 2010, this year's annual developer event Google hosts, has been full of interesting announcements, (re)releases and developer goodies (we are particularly interested in the Gmail contextual gadgets, expect more news from WaveAdept) and whilst we are certainly happy for our clients that Google Apps is expanding out to become a "platform" onto which the commodities of mail, calendar, documents can be built, we were chuffed to see the following session sandwiched inside the agenda.

How to lose friends and alienate people: The joys of engineering leadership from Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman.

Whilst the session was aimed at "engineering leadership" it can, of course, be applied to any team.
I love that they start of saying that the word "manager" isn't useful anymore (was it ever).

But hey, don't take our word for it, here's the Wave used to annotate the session AND the video will be up on YouTube sometime soon.