In this 29-minute interview, we discuss
- The Leprechauns book
- How CfAR-style rationality techniques apply specifically to tech work: Do they give you "superpowers"?
- Building a career as a software engineer and consultant
- Business networking for techies
- LessWrongers as potential employees, employers and business partners.
After a first career as a software developer (20 years of coding experience) and a few years as an independent consultant, Laurent Bossavit now heads Institut Agile, whose aims include helping Agile software development become better established as a research topic and as a discipline, and helping grow a healthier market for clients and suppliers leveraging these practices.
Passionate about helping people in various Agile communities network and support each other, Laurent is a former member of the board of the Agile Alliance, a recipient of the 2006 Gordon Pask award for contributions to Agile practice and co-founder of the Coding Dojos.