Lead Dev Meetup - New York - February 2019
We hope you can join us for our first New York meetup of 2019, hosted at Work & Co's space in Brooklyn.
- 6:00pm - Arrive
- 6:45pm - Welcome from Work & Co.
- 6:50pm - Talk 1
- 7:20pm - Break
- 7:35pm - Talk 2
- 8.05pm - Networking
- 8.30pm - Close
Gemma Barlow (Senior Engineering Manager, Etsy)
Bio: Gemma is an experienced engineer-turned-manager who loves both disciplines passionately and believes that the best approach to both is a people-centric one.
Talk: Surviving your First Year as a Manager
The first twelve months of your managerial career are the toughest. In this talk, Gemma will describe five of the techniques she has used to survive her multiple re-entries into engineering management - with real stories of the wins, mistakes and entertaining moments along the way.
Fernando Andrade (Technology Director, Work & Co)
Bio: Fernando is a Technology Director at Work & Co, a 280-person global company with offices in the US, Europe and Brazil. A software engineer with product management mindset, he holds an MSc. in Computer Science with a focus on distributed systems and 10 years of software development experience. Prior to Work & Co he was co-founder of an e-commerce startup in Brazil and developed apps for Samsung, Deutsche Telekom, and Globo Network.
Talk: Reaping Rewards from Debugging Teamwork and Crafting Better Processes
We all hear about the benefits of continuous, rapid iteration for digital product development. But what about the people behind those products, and the processes they use to build great digital experiences? In this talk, Fernando speaks about our responsibility for continuous improvement and how it can be a rewarding approach. Adapting your processes for each team can yield higher morale and higher-quality products. From optimizing code reviews to escalating the number of codebase contributors, hear real examples of teamwork challenges and how custom solutions for these have worked to deliver products at Work & Co.
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