[OT] Promoting a Geek-Friendly Work Culture

Matthew Walker mwalker at kydance.net
Tue Apr 15 22:11:26 MDT 2008


On Tue, April 15, 2008 9:56 pm, Charles Curley wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:17:12AM -0600, Lars Rasmussen wrote:
>> Does anyone have suggestions for promoting a geek culture at their workplace?
>>
> * Above all, keep them challenged. You don't have to pay geeks top
>   dollar. You do have to keep them challenged or you won't keep them
>   long.

I'd just like to emphasize this one, as it's very important for me. If I stay bored for
too long, I start looking for another job. I don't mind doing tedious code-monkey stuff
from time to time. It's part of the job description. But please... keep it to a minimum.
Give me new interesting things to do, that push my boundaries. If I'm learning, I'm
happy.

-- 
Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting
LAMP & MU* Specialist



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