Zackary Chapple

GDE, Principal Architect Ultimate Software

Zack brings a distinct passion for software craftsmanship, testing and a contagious excitement for living on the bleeding edge of software. The best part is his background in teaching at development bootcamps for people of all skill levels, which helps him to convey complicated concepts in an easily digestible fashion.

Speech

Developers need to learn how to be sales people

The code that we write is only a small portion of the job that we do.  We also need to know how to convey our ideas in a way that our business owners and customers understand.  Why should we address the tech debt, why is this technology shift important, why do we want to use a certain stack.  Go beyond the pure technical and learn to be sales people. Even the best idea is useless if you can’t sell it to the team.