Lead Dev Meetup - Berlin - December 2019
Welcome to the meetup for technical leaders! This event is hosted by FREE NOW Berlin. We welcome attendees who are currently (or soon to be) leading and managing technical teams.
- 6:00pm - Arrival, refreshments, networking
- 6:45pm - Welcome
- 7:00pm - Talk 1: Krystyna Kurinna
- 7:30pm - Break
- 7:45pm - Talk 2: Makedonka Stamatova
- 8:15pm - Networking
- 9:00pm - Close
? Speakers & talks
Host: Aleksandra Gavrilovska (Back-End Engineer, Soundcloud - Director, Women Who Code Berlin)
Act Like a Coach: Solution Focused Leadership
Krystyna Kurinna (Engineering Manager, Scout24)
As an Engineering Manager, you often take up different roles: a leader, a coach, a moderator, or just a team member. And you constantly balance between being decisive enough and trusting your team.
As a leader of an ever-strengthening team, I believe that it is necessary to set a focus on reduction of mentoring and increase of coaching component in your leadership style. Solution Focused approach is a reliable instrument which supports you on your way to a right blend of mentoring and coaching.
Team(Dream)Work - the journey of becoming a team
Makedonka Stamatova (Project Manager and Engineering Team Leader, Netcetera)
We were a group of 6 put together on a mission to deliver a highly-secure yet flexible, modern and a lightweight mobile component, compliant with the newest payment security standard and easily integratable in iOS & Android shop apps.
Distributed between two countries and four office locations, with everyone collaborating with each other for the first time - for some in the group, it was the very first professional assignment, the others debutants in their role and for the company the first product of that kind.
This talk shares the journey of becoming a team, the joys and sorrows of embracing the unknown, overcoming the distance, leveraging everyone's skills in tackling tough security and technical challenges, to meet the hard deadlines. It shares the steps and rituals of our way to uncovering the passion-driven development and successful launch of the product.