« Scott Nonnenberg


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Carrots, not sticks 2016 Jun 23

It may feel satisfying to use punishment to get people to do what you want. But by doing that you ignore human psychology, creating resentment which will eventually make it harder to achieve your... Read more »

Avoid these abused words 2016 May 24

There are some words which warrant caution. They can instantly turn people defensive, or cause your listener to completely disregard everything you say afterwards. Why are they so bad? What can we do... Read more »

Four books for greater understanding 2016 Jan 08

I read 30 books in 2015, most for the first time. These four nonfiction books were all first-time reads and left me with quite a few new ideas bouncing around this head of mine. Combined, they made... Read more »

Open Source and Feelings: The Awesome 2016 Jan 06

I went to a little conference here in Seattle last fall called Open Source and Feelings. It was awesome, inspiring, and challenging. The event was unique for a tech conference in that it didn’t focus... Read more »


It's me!
Hi, I'm Scott. I've written both server and client code in many languages for many employers and clients. I've also got a bit of an unusual perspective, since I've spent time in roles outside the pure 'software developer.'