Whose Function Is It Anyway?

For episode 0×20, we sit down with Bay Area improvisation trainer Chris Sams. Chris works with all sorts of organizations, including software development companies, teaching their teams in the art of applied improvisation. Most of us probably think of comedy troupes or shows such as Whose Line Is It Anyway when we think of improv, but improv skills can increase team creativity and cohesion, and make it easier for the team to work together and react in real time to unforeseen situations. Chris also discusses how tech companies, specifically, can up their skills by learning improvisation basics, and how this all fits in with companies on their own DevOps transformation journey, plus illuminates some surprising facts about what the basics of improvisation are about! So join us as we sit down, improvise an interview, and try to find out:

Whose Function Is It Anyway

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella, Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus and Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a Tool Tip!

Or, download Episode 32, or any of our previous shows!

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Tool Tip

Paul introduces the team to Idan Kamara’s explainshell.com; Seth starts weeping.

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