Bryce Embry

Bryce Embry

Bryce is a manager and software developer who has been leading technology groups since 2004. He currently oversees multiple software teams developing tools for medical research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is passionate about improving code quality and building strong team relationships.

Sessions Montréal 2024

Expecting the best: How to manage unreliable developers

Session en anglais - Intermédiaire

Addressing poor performance can be an intimidating challenge, but it doesn't have to be. In this session you'll learn to hold people accountable, from setting clear expectations, to addressing violations of trust, to measuring productivity (yuck!), all the way to ending the employment relationship. Once you see how an accountability process can be both effective and respectful, you'll be ready to confidently manage your unreliable developers.

How to Work With Brilliant Developers

Session en anglais - Débutant

Galileo, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs each changed the world, but the traits that made them exceptional also made them difficult to work with. This session will discuss how idealism, iconoclasm and technology obsession can drive people to great heights, and also lead to friction. You'll leave with a new perspective on your brilliant colleagues (and maybe yourself), as well as practical ideas on how to work with them more effectively.