Lead Dev Meetup - Berlin - October 2019
Welcome to the meetup for technical leaders! This event is hosted by Babbel. 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
- 7:30pm - Break
- 7:45pm - Talk 2
- 8:15pm - Networking
- 9:00pm - Close
Host: Birgitta Böckeler (Principal Developer, ThoughtWorks) & Aleksandra Gavrilovska (Back-End Engineer, Soundcloud - Director, Women Who Code Berlin)
Speaker: Lindsey Bleimes (Eng. Director at Wayfair)
Talk: Pitching Your Team to Candidates
The tech industry has more jobs than people - how do you convince someone to join your team vs. others where they may be interviewing? How do you pitch your team, your problem space, your work environment, your opportunity to someone? You may have a 30-minute sales call or an hour-long interview - this talk will cover some basic steps to keep in mind when you’re speaking to candidates.
Speaker: Glenna Buford (Engineering Manager at 8fit)
Talk: From IC to EM: navigating the management path
This talk aims to give tips and tricks for transitioning from an Individual Contributor to an Engineering Manager based on my personal experience. For those who are curious about what it entails to be an Engineering Manager, this can help you look out for characteristics in your current and future engineering managers, or help you make decisions in the future about becoming one.
🎉 About our sponsor: Babbel
Babbel is a world leader in online language learning, named the most innovative company in education by Fast Company magazine. With an expert team of linguists and language-learning experts, Babbel’s courses — available in 14 languages — focus on practical topics to help learners start having real-life conversations. Based in Berlin, Babbel helps millions of active subscribers around the world communicate in a new language.