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.

⏰ Schedule

  • 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.



Thursday, 5 December 2019

6:00pm – 9:00pm CET

Additional Information

🔺 Code of conduct

The Lead Developer Meetup is a safe and inclusive event. By attending, you agree to our code of conduct: conduct.theleaddev.com

🔸 Accessibility & inclusion

We make sure to use venues that are accessible for wheelchair users and the talks will be delivered with a microphone and sound system. If you have any specific accessibility requirements, please let us know. To help make our meetup more inclusive, we provide non-alcoholic drinks and vegan and gluten-free food options.

◼️ About our speakers

Krystyna Kurinna has a PhD in Mathematics from Doneck National University, Ukraine. After gathering experience in working with data and becoming responsible for Business Intelligence solution in her company, she discovered her passion for people development. Currently, she is an Engineering Manager at Scout24 – a well-known market place for real estates and cars.

🔹 About The Lead Developer

We host an international series of conferences and meetups for technical leaders in London, Berlin, Austin, New York and San Francisco. Find out more and check out 120+ talk videos on imposter syndrome, leading and scaling technical teams, and lots more at TheLeadDev.com.