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Highlight of OSCON: Release of “Team Geek”!

Another highlight of OSCON [1]:

The release (w00t!) of Ben [2] and Fitz [3]‘s new book, Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well With Others:

Team Geek (cover) [4]

Their talks on How to Handle Poisonous People [5] and The Art of Organizational Manipulation [6] are already famous. In fact, I tried to attend the latter at OSCON, but was turned away at the door because the room was already too crowded and was in danger of violating fire regulations — which gives you a sense of much people want to learn what they have to teach.

Now they’ve written a whole book on “people for geeks”. Things I’m going to start paying more attention to:

Order it directly from O’Reilly Media here [4].

And Fitz, I’m sorry for being such a clod when we were working on cvs2svn (pp. 20-21, though you didn’t say it that way of course). I got better, I promise.