Jeremy Clark: Leggo My Ego

As developers it's really easy for us to let our egos get in the way. And that's understandable. What we do is a creative process: we're problem solving and coming up with new and creative ways of doing things on a regular basis. We need to take pride in our work, but there are serious consequences when we let too much ego get involved: we can become defensive, isolated, and stubborn. Our teams can fall apart due to lack of sharing, mentoring, and communication. Let's figure out how to keep things in balance so that we are open to other ideas, helpful to other developers, and also able to take the appropriate amount of pride in the work that we do. Together, we can make the world a better place.