I Am Smart And You Are Wrong: How Not To Win An Argument

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 19:00 - 22:00 JST


東京都渋谷区神泉町8-16 渋谷ファーストプレイス8F


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19:00 〜 19:30 Doors open

Grab a drink and catch up with your fellow Rubyists.

19:45 〜 20:15 I Am Smart And You Are Wrong: How Not To Win An Argument Don Werve

Every one of us has, at some point in time, ended up in heated argument with another developer, and no matter how much data, logic, or just plain common sense we brought to the table, we could never get them to budge from their position.

This is insanely frustrating, and it takes the fun out of working in a team.

In this talk, we will discuss why this happens, and explore a simple yet highly effective technique that you can use to turn those heated arguments back into productive, friendly, and focused discussions, and in doing so, help foster a culture of greater cooperation and friendly competition within your team.


Although originally designed by Apple in California as a durability-testing device for Macbooks, Don has spent the past six years working around the world as a software engineer and back-pocket CTO, helping companies solve tough team management and scaling issues. Don lives in Tokyo, and spends his spare time reading too many books, creating new forms of deliciousness in his kitchen, and searching for new and creative ways to injure himself with sporting equipment.

20:15 〜 22:00 Open Networking

Discuss the presentations or anything else Ruby related with the other attendees.

Warning about the Venue

  • From 7pm, the front doors will no longer open automatically from the outside. Wait for someone to come out, and then you can go in.
  • From 9pm, the front door will be locked, so please make sure you arrive before then.

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