The Myth of the Genius Programmer

A talk by Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman on the 2009 Google I/O Conference:

A pervasive elitism hovers in the background of collaborative software development: everyone secretly wants to be seen as a genius. In this talk, we discuss how to avoid this trap and gracefully exchange personal ego for personal growth and super-charged collaboration. We’ll also examine how software tools affect social behaviors, and how to successfully manage the growth of new ideas.

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