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Much is made of the technical skills and training required to become a modern software developer, but soft skills such as communication and empathy are often overlooked.  Drawing from 15 years as an employer, Ben explains why he values these soft skills over technical skills, how they are uniquely hard to find in the software industry, and why they are of particular importance in a small fast-moving company.
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Ben Liebert, Founder, Blackball Software

Ben is the author of the infamous guide to software development, How to know if your software developer is trying to kill you, and has regular speaking engagements at universities and corporate events around the country.  During the day, he practices what he preaches as founder and technical director of Blackball Software.

 

Much is made of the technical skills and training required to become a modern software developer, but soft skills such as communication and empathy are often overlooked. Drawing from 15 years as an employer, Ben explains why he values these soft skills over technical skills, how they are uniquely hard to find in the software industry, and why they are of particular importance in a small fast-moving company.