Networking: The map is not the territory
When you’re looking to network and find peers while in a leadership position, it’s helpful to rethink some of our mental maps of how we position ourselves with others. Taking a different lens to the various folks around you — beyond titles and years of experience — can help widen your network and surprise you with different types of support you can gain.
Evolving your core management skills: From IC to VP
This talk, will go through the core skills any leader needs evolve, as you go first from directly building software, to building teams that build software, to building leaders that build teams that build software.
How do you build a great team culture? LMGTFY
In this talk, Jenn will bridge the gap between the instructions senior leaders often get, and the desired outcomes: a workplace where people feel safe to be themselves, ask questions, make mistakes, and grow together.
The business value of an engineering year
In this talk Ian will cover the best practices that bridge the gap between how business leaders talk about value vs how software development teams tend to.
Realizing a technical strategy during turbulent times
In this talk, Bruce shares the lessons he learned from his multi-year journey to define a technical strategy, from the excitement of a new job and team, to facing the harsh realities, exploding complexities and now embarking on the next phase of the strategy.
Leveling-up your leadership team
In this talk IBK will share how you, as a leader, can take a topic and work on it with your team. IBK will also share an example topic and the format that he shared with senior leaders at Shopify.
Using principles of observability to drive your professional growth
As you grow in your career, it can be harder and harder to assess personal progress. When you’re a leader with larger goals and longer-term projects, feedback loops lengthen. By drawing on the same principles of observability that we use when building software, engineering leaders can shorten the feedback cycle and take a data-driven approach to guide their own professional growth.