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Most of us have developed our expertise as engineers through a mix of literature and experimentation. The software industry moves at a higher speed than others because we can try and study complex, real-world systems in the comfort of our bedrooms and personal Github accounts.

When you become a leader, especially one who leads other leaders, things get a little more complicated. There are books, but they tend to contain generic advice. There are patterns, but the nature of the job makes it harder to identify when and how to apply them. 

In this session, I want to walk through a few things that have worked for me when you don't have a lab to try things out. Let's explore processes, tools, and resources to continuously improve your skills and expertise when there is no StackOverflow and no coding dojos.