Coraline Ada Ehmke and Naomi Freeman

is creating a book on the practice of empathy in software development.

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About Coraline Ada Ehmke and Naomi Freeman

In today’s fast changing tech industry, each of us is searching for effective tools to help us manage, navigate, adapt and get ahead. From diversifying hiring practices to mentoring early-career developers to working with legacy systems, we’ve all got a lot on our plates these days. How can we adapt to our changing roles while continuing to do well at the job that we’ve always done: writing code?

Coraline Ada Ehmke, renowned social justice advocate and veteran software engineer, and Naomi Freeman, an accomplished and widely recognized entrepreneur and writer, propose a framework for thriving in all of this chaos: practicing empathy. This isn’t empathy like you’ve seen it before. This is empathy for the modern age.

This book will help you learn how to:
  • Understand the role of empathy
  • Form healthy bonds with your peers and managers
  • Manage your relationship with your code
  • Better integrate your teams for profitable outcomes
  • Find your own place in the changing workplace
  • Evolve your company culture
  • Become an effective leader in the larger tech community

The Compassionate Coder not only offers practical advice on the most pressing issues in the tech industry today, it also takes you on a lifelong journey, from individual contributor to community leader. No matter where you are in your career, you’ll find something here for you.

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