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How can engineering managers develop both their technical skills and their leadership skills? As managers move away from the day-to-day of the developer role, how does a manager “keep current” with technical advances and decisions happening in their teams and in the industry?

This talk will explore the challenges of advancing through management roles in a technical organization. For many, moving into management roles means moving away from the code and focusing on new skills like leadership and business strategy.

Billie Sue Chafins shares her thoughts on how managers can “lean-in” to the technical expertise of their teams, cultivate cultures that encourage innovation and knowledge sharing, and ultimately “keep current” in an industry that is always moving forward at a breakneck speed.