The Case for Empathy

60 minutes



In many places, we're told to "leave our emotions out of it," at work, and in our technical endeavors, including in open source communities. But that's an irrational, dangerously naïve thing to try; we are complex beings, with rich lives apart from our technical skills. Acknowledging that commonality, and the struggles of life we all go through, lets us handle our emotions swiftly and move on to more productive things.

In this talk, Ruth will discuss the value of empathy in our work and personal lives, and the ways that groups of people can communicate their collective empathy to participants and those outside the community. 

Attended by:
Herbert Breunung (‎lichtkind‎)
Dana Jacobsen (‎danaj‎)
Andrew Nugged (nugged)
Damian Conway (‎damian‎)
Tina Müller (‎tinita‎)
Ruth Holloway (‎GeekRuthie‎)
Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ (‎daxim‎)
Detlev Hauschildt
Theo van Hoesel (‎vanHoesel‎)
Michael Lang (‎langmic‎)
Martin Barth (‎ufobat‎)
Gabriele Hack (‎gabimuc‎)
Cord Mueller (‎cordm‎)
Roman Baumer (‎rba‎)
Dirk De Nijs (‎ddn123456‎)
Wim Boogaerts
Matthew Chubb (‎mchubb‎)
Wolfgang Pecho
Miroslav Tynovsky
Andreas Vögele
Willem van den Berg (‎montis‎)
Jörg Plate (‎Patterner‎)
Martin Becker (‎martin‎)
Jarkko Haapalainen (‎tojo‎)
Marcel Timmerman
John Lightsey (‎J.D.‎)
Andreea Hosu (‎Andreea‎)
Andreea Hosu (‎Andreea‎)
Richard van Lochem (‎rvlochem‎)
Thomas Klausner (‎domm‎)
Bernhard Specht
Renee Bäcker (‎reneeb‎)
Lee Johnson
Bas Postema
David H. Adler (‎dha‎)
Xavier Arroyo
Darko Obradovic
Fabian Zimmermann (‎fobs‎)
Julian Levens
Steffen Schwigon (‎renormalist‎)
John van Krieken (‎vladtz‎)
Rutger Swarts
Mo Dulies
Nohfu8Ie eeki2Eej (‎uch5Isi7‎)
Szymon Nieznański
Jose Pablo Garcia
Kang-min Liu (‎gugod‎)
Philipp Gortan (‎mephinet‎)
Jan Holcapek (‎johanovanoha‎)
Nora Dimitrijevic
Brent Laabs (‎labster‎)
Olivier Mengué (‎dolmen‎)
Mihai Pop
Jason Hall (‎Jayce^‎)
Dan Muey
Rikus Goodell
Nicholas Jackson
Jean Forget
Michael Jemmeson (‎michael‎)
James Carman (‎Jeremy‎)
Joelle Maslak
Ningna Wang
Matthias Zeichmann
Ilya Chesnokov (‎ichesnokov‎)
Abe Timmerman (‎abeltje‎)
José Joaquín Atria (‎JJ‎)
Peter Nugged
Todd Rinaldo (‎toddr‎)
Michael Gray
Danny van Delft
Sebastian Paaske Tørholm (‎sebbe‎)
Charles McGarvey (‎CCM‎)
Peter du Marchie van Voorthuysen
Lance Wicks
Patrick Mevzek
R Geoffrey Avery (‎rGeoffrey‎)
Anders Nielsen (‎anielsen‎)
Michal Josef Špaček (‎skim‎)
Thomas Reifenberger
Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker (‎ilmari‎)