Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Schedule: People and teams sessions

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9:00am–9:40am Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: 210 A/E
Secondary topics:  Best practice, Case study
Crystal Yan (United States Digital Service)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
How do leading organizations hire effectively? Crystal Yan explains how she used behavioral science research insights and human-centered design principles to improve the candidate experience and shares best practices from leading technology corporations, startups, and consulting firms. Read more.
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3:35pm–4:15pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: 210 C/G
Secondary topics:  Beyond Code Track: The Business Side of the Web, Case study
Trent Willis (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
“Move fast and break things,” “Get shit done,” "Disrupt"—these are mantras of the tech and design industry. They praise speed and hard work but overlook a core element: people. Trent Willis explains how to proactively care for your teammates with the same passion you use when caring for your code. Read more.
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11:00am–11:40am Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: 210 C/G
Secondary topics:  Best practice, Beyond Code Track: The Business Side of the Web, High-level
Val Head (Adobe), Elaine Chao (Adobe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The need to work faster and iterate quickly is pressuring teams to connect designers and developers more closely. Val Head and Elaine Chao draw on real-world project experience to demonstrate how the tools you use and the way you communicate can help your teams work more efficiently. You’ll learn how to streamline your process at the critical stage of passing solutions from design to development. Read more.
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3:35pm–4:15pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: 210 D/H
Joseph Wynn (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 7 ratings)
Taking your first team lead role can be daunting. How do you set yourself up for the role? How do you steer the team direction without micromanaging? How do you look after yourself on top of handling the new responsibility? An engineer who accidentally fell into a team lead role, Joseph Wynn shares advice and best practices to help you feel more comfortable becoming a team lead. Read more.
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4:25pm–5:05pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: 210 C/G
Secondary topics:  Best practice, Beyond Code Track: The Business Side of the Web, Hands-on
Heidi Helfand (Procore Technologies)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Listening is power. By tuning in and applying self-management and directed curiosity, you can help others solve their own problems. Doing this not only leads to greater ownership but also creates more leaders (rather than "order takers") in your organization. Heidi Helfand shares practical communication skills so you can become a more available and empowering coworker, friend, and leader. Read more.