Eliminating Invisible Work

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Presented by Guillermo A. Fisher (@guillermoandrae)

Presented March 19, 2020

The software development community is made up of several well-meaning, helpful people. Sometimes, that desire to be helpful can lead to developers taking on ad-hoc tasks, like fixing "easy" bugs, or helping the marketing team push out a critical campaign -- and there's nothing inherently wrong with them taking on that work... unless it isn't being tracked. In this session, we'll discuss the effects of negative work on individuals as well as teams, and we'll explore some ways that developers can help defend themselves against it.

About Guillermo
Guillermo is a Senior Engineering Manager at Handshake. He is also the founder of 757ColorCoded, an organization focussed on helping people of color achieve careers in technology. He's a husband, father of four, fan of clean code, and a consumer of very silly comedy.

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