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Feb 12th, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Capitol Ballroom E
Central Time
Technical and nontechnical people often have trouble working together. They think differently. They speak differently. They work differently. It's frustrating for everyone involved. In this session, a geek and a non-geek will entertainingly identify and explain how to overcome the cultural barriers to communication and collaboration. Attendees will learn why process and governance alone won't solve these problems, how a little benign stereotyping can help us take things less personally, how to recognize the 7 key differences between geeks and non-geeks, and how to diffuse disconnects before they become serious problems.