When stranded in a hostile situation, it’s important to prioritise your needs. Do you seek out shelter, sustenance, or fire first?

This is the challenge a developer can find themselves facing in a new company - when the glow of the successful interview process fades and is replaced with harsh reality, how do you endure?

In this talk we’ll see what’s really important for survival, what a developer’s hierarchy of needs looks like, and how they can go about making a development organisation a hospitable place to live.


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Gregory at 11:44 on 8 Apr 2017

Difficult to know what point we were on, or if it was a subpoint.

Interesting topic

Ishani Vardhan at 11:59 on 8 Apr 2017

Slow at the beginning but gained momentum from mid on towards the end , some valid points raised !

Mark Railton at 12:19 on 8 Apr 2017

Great talk on how to build a development team that works well both internally and with other teams

Very interesting and good talk, but it was missing "something" although I can't put my finger on it, that prevented it from being 5/5

Nicola Aitken at 12:35 on 8 Apr 2017

Really interesting comparison to Maslow's pyramid.

Vicky at 13:23 on 8 Apr 2017

Good use of some real life examples but a little unsure of the points

David Carr at 14:10 on 8 Apr 2017

Interesting topic, good theory

Very good talk, apt comparison and helped give me a grounding in where our team is, where it could be and where it is (thankfully) not.

Emanuela Serra at 04:19 on 9 Apr 2017

Clear and helpful !!
A to build our dailyCodingMap for who is already in the process
A very good picture of what could be for who you is a junior

Thank you !!!

John Hughes at 09:10 on 10 Apr 2017

Good talk, well delivered, and with thought-provoking points. I really like the use of Maslow's pyramid of needs and the practical application of them. As with a lot of conference talks, it sometimes felt aimed at very large organisations more than (much!) smaller agencies or freelancers.

Not what I was expecting... Was more expecting a how to debug talk from the title... but a good talk no the less.
I see all parts of his talk in our work.
Sometimes were just in the lets get this stuff done mode.

Bogdan Leonte at 15:56 on 14 Apr 2017

A difficult topic to tackle, but relevant to everyone in the industry. Good structure to the slides deck, aptly built around a Maslow pyramid parallel. Clearly a knowledgeable speaker too, but the pace of it was lacking either a bit of rhythm or a bit of "zing" and passion. A worthwhile presentation though, and I think one of the best at the conference.

Rich Sage at 08:37 on 21 Apr 2017

Interesting, but it felt a little sluggish at points. Some good topics raised though, particularly around getting the dev team process spot on and expanding that to the surrounding teams; I really liked this approach.