“Wow, are you ever a great programmer! You’re such a great programmer that we’re going to make you a manager!”
A promotion! Calloo! Callay! Except…
The truth of the matter is that being a good programmer doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be a good manager. You’re about to have a lot of new responsibilities thrown at you. Are you ready?
Thankfully for you, managing is a skill which you can master just as you did programming. This session will introduce you to many of the skills and resources you’ll need to become a successful tech manager (and keep your team from wanting to string you up).
Some of the topics we’ll cover:
VM Brasseur (aka Vicky) is a manager of technical people, projects, processes, products, and businesses. Currently, she is a senior engineering manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, serving a team of developers 100 percent dedicated to upstream open source development on OpenStack. In her nearly 20 years in the tech industry, Vicky has been an analyst, programmer, product manager, software engineering manager, technical business consultant, and director of software engineering. She is a winner of the 2014 Perl White Camel Award and a winner of the 2016 O’Reilly Open Source Award. Vicky occasionally blogs.
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