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Presentation: "Why Having Impact Matters for Good Developers"

Track: Fun@work/ Distributed Teams / Time: Thursday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Estrelsaal C7

Why is it so hard to create an adequate working environment for good developers? Why do we have insecure managers, lots of hierarchy levels, and micromanagement instead in so many companies? It's so simple to make things better: Remove the classic tech lead, avoid the Peter principle and let small teams organize themselves. Agreed, that's not easy, and there are challenges. But I see it work everyday around me. It means that developers have to care for a bit more than just code, but the rewards are freedom to have own choices and to have a real impact on the product. Let's see how this works in reality, what works great and where there are still things to improve.

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Jesper Richter-Reichhelm, Head of Engineering at Wooga

Jesper Richter-Reichhelm

Biography: Jesper Richter-Reichhelm

Jesper is working as Head of Engineering at Wooga, one of the most popular social games developers for web and mobile in the world. It's his job to make sure that developers can work and usually he does that by letting those make decisions who know things best: the developers themselves.
Jesper is passionate about playing and working on games as well as developing highly scalable software that is used by millions of players. He also loves sharing his knowledge and passion at conferences.