David LaMotheEngineering Manager SumUp
LeadDev Berlin 2023
With more than 20 talks selected from 240 applications, this year's agenda covers everything from the skills needed for leading in a downturn to crafting agile, ambitious and achievable workflows.
Get ready for two incredible days of real-world case studies, unique perspectives on common engineering management challenges, and lots of opportunities to make lasting connections with other engineering leaders.
Advancing as a technical leader in challenging times
The tech industry has experienced some negative shifts in the last year. We have cumulated some of the brightest minds in tech to share their experiences and strategies to help you lead through a downturn.
Managing in hard times: How to shift from growth to stability
In this talk I will go through some of the key actions a manager should take to make sure their team gets through difficult times . Whether it’s managing expectatioñs, focusing on the essential, or celebrating small successes, you will leave with the essential toolbox you need to weather the storm.
Building teams in tumultuous times. Lessons learned after multiple layoffs
The talk will cover topics of providing clarity to yourself and finding energy and motivation to rebuild as a leader, providing clarity to your teammates and different ways of offering support, organization re-structure with the intent of bringing people together with a clear scope, and tips and tricks on rebuilding the culture and team cohesion.
Leading through the downturn
This talk contains the secret sauce to building high performing teams that thrive in any economic climate. You will learn practical strategies to keep growing your team’s careers (as well as your own), retain your top talent, bolster morale, and get shit done!
Doing more with less - achieving high velocity without burning out your teams
Listen to experienced engineering leaders from top global organisations as they reveal their personal stories of building teams and businesses from the ground up with limited budgets or resources.
Goldilocks doesn't need your story points or your t-shirts
There is only really one question you need to ask: is this task small enough? If the answer is no, then you need to break it down. Apply the same process to the sub-tasks. This talk will take you through some examples, tips and tricks for making this work.
Practical tech-debt prioritization
In this talk, we will explore a practical steps to influence stakeholders, be realistic about resourcing, and involve the entire team in making critical decisions on quality projects and technical debt.
Take back control of code quality
In this talk I will share stories from my experiences in leading engineering teams that illustrate the dynamics between team members and with stakeholders that lead teams to lose control of code quality.
Skills that empower engineers to drive business impact
This talk focuses on skills for engineers to master in order to foster a business and product mind set.
Coping with change as a technical leader
As we've seen in the last few years, the tech industry is changing. These talks provide thought-provoking ideas and practical advice to help you develop and become adaptable to change in an ever-evolving technical landscape.
Building bridges beyond the screen: Cracking the sode of remote team-building
In this talk, I will share my experiences and provide resources that have worked for me, as well as discuss the failures and difficulties I encountered while attempting to foster team spirit in a remote environment.
Pleasing everyone, except yourself: Overcoming people-pleasing tendencies to become a stronger engineering leader
This talk is about my ongoing journey towards recognising the different patterns of people pleasing that I tend to fall into, like countless other folks, and how this impacts my work as an engineering leader.
Modern approaches to front end and mobile
Hear and learn from technical experts who are masters in their fields as they share their secrets on how to create workflows that really work.
Native to flutter: A tale of Tide's transformation
We are here to share our transformation journey: how we upskilled our native mobile engineers to Dart and Flutter, migrated our codebase to the new tech stack, and rolled out the new product to our users, ensuring the best possible transition. We will highlight the challenges we faced, the solutions we implemented, and the objectives we have achieved for our business and engineering team.
There and back again: A journey of complexity
This talk presents my journey in helping my company successfully modularise its frontend codebase, that started off being single product single platform to multiple products spanning multiple tech stacks across web, mobile and TV platforms today.