Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer (recently replaced by Satya Nadella is generally viewed as rather less geeky than founder Bill Gates. But there’s one area of his career where he clearly embraced the geek approach: using a spreadsheet to ensure he balanced work with other commitments.
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The concept of “citizen developers” — people without programming experience building apps for a specific business area — isn’t a new one, and it’s one obvious way of dealing with a shortage of experienced programmers. But assuming you have the right software, how can you encourage people to take on that mantle?