KEYNOTE Five skills to force multiply your technical talent

Track: Practices and other tech
Technical skills can be acquired by a wide variety of means such as getting a degree, earning a certification, or reading a tutorial. They are not sufficient, however, to be successful in a globally distributed and diverse world. Non-technical skills, aka soft skills, are the personal qualities that define how you interact with others. In a globally distributed and diverse world, soft skills are sometimes more critical and important than technical skills. These skills are needed whether you are a newbie or a veteran in the tech industry, an individual contributor or a manager. They help you to be an effective team player, inspire others in the team, and help make your team more successful. This talk explains five soft skills of communication, adaptability, conflict resolution, mindfulness, and kindness that help force multiple your team technical teams. You’ll learn how to master these skills to create an effective team environment and force multiple your technical talent.
Arun Gupta
Arun Gupta is vice president and general manager of Open Ecosystem Initiatives at Intel Corporation. He is an open source strategist, advocate, and practitioner for over two decades. He has taken companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Sun Microsystems through systemic changes to embrace open source principles, contribute and collaborate effectively. As an elected chair of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Governing Board, Arun works with CNCF leadership and member companies to grow cloud native ecosystem. He has delivered technical talks in 40+ countries, authored multiple books, and is a Docker Captain, Java Champion, and Java User Group leader. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the U.S. and continues to promote technology education among children. Arun is an avid runner, and is easily accessible at @arungupta on Twitter and at @[email protected] on Mastodon.