Northern Virginia Software Symposium

April 12 - 13, 2019

Managing Your Manager

Saturday - Apr 13 4:30 PM

Kenneth Kousen

Kenneth Kousen

President, Kousen IT, Inc.

Technical people value expertise above all, but the ability to communicate with others in your organization is a big key to success. This talk will present helpful techniques, like reflective listening and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, that enable you to quickly decide how to lead your manager where you need him or her to go.

We'll look at both written and oral communication methods, how to talk to supervisors as well as subordinates, and more.

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About Kenneth Kousen

Ken Kousen is a Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, and a Grails Rock Star. He is the author of the O'Reilly books “Modern Java Recipes” and “Gradle Recipes for Android” and the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He also has recorded over a dozen video courses for the O'Reilly Learning Platform, covering topics related to Android, Spring, Java, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle.

In 2013, 2016, and 2017 he won a JavaOne Rockstar award. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.