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"Software engineering is a social activity; forget that and your career is lost..." Starting with the premise that a good software engineer is necessarily both a good programmer and a good person, this unique new book on the culture of programmers emphasizes the importance of empathy, introspection, and the acceptance of oneself and others on the journey to quality ...more
Paperback, 114 pages
Published August 10th 2011 by Thought Pilots
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Russell Ovans was the founding CEO of social game studio Backstage Technologies. He was born, raised and educated on Canada's west coast, including a Ph.D. in computing science from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Before starting Backstage, Russell was the senior software engineer responsible for leading a team of developers at two successful Internet startups. Dr. Ovans has taught computer ...more
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