Web Directions Culture 2018

Session Details

Carmel Hinks

Importance of a healthy communication culture

Carmel Hinks Software Engineer Atlassian

Communication is one of many aspects that can shape and define culture. In the workplace, a culture of open communication can be the difference between an environment that is positive and supportive, or one that is bitter, fearful and fuelled by negative reinforcement. So, how can you ensure you are communicating in a way that drives a positive working culture?

This talk will expand on how Atlassian drives a positive and supportive communication culture, emphasising four major stages of communication that can impact the overall atmosphere of an interaction. You will learn how these stages can assist you as both the communicator and/or the recipient by eliminating noise, efficiently finding agreements, and gaining deeper understandings.

The content will not be presented as a theoretical view, but rather a glimpse into the reality that I have experienced over the past two years.

Carmel Hinks

Carmel Hinks is a Sydney-based software engineer who joined Atlassian in 2015. She received her B.Sc degree in software engineering from Curtin University (Perth, Australia), where she also spent several years teaching students about application and database design. Since realizing her passion for systems architecture, Carmel has specialized in the development and maintenance of highly critical platform services.

She also has a passion for giving back to her community, and has spent her free time leading a team of Atlassian volunteers to completely redevelop a website for a local dog shelter.

Don't miss your chance to see Carmel Hinks and many other inspiring speakers at Culture 18.

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Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, product managers indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World's leading experts across this vast field.

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John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

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