Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Schedule: Leadership sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Monday & Tuesday, May 16-17
Location: Meeting Room 17A
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
This 2-day training focuses on culture as an operating system for your company, the language of leadership, and continuous improvement and learning for you and your team. We'll explore leadership through hands-on learning, compelling case studies, and immediate, practical advice from experts that will level up your leadership skills and give you a path to become a valued leader in your company. Read more.
9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
11:05am–11:45am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 10 A/B Level: Non-technical
Tessa Mero (Cisco)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
Have you ever struggled to lead an open source project and wondered if there might be tools or techniques that could help your community? Tessa Mero discusses what she’s learned from being involved in leadership within the Joomla! CMS project and explains how you can benefit from it. You'll leave feeling encouraged, inspired, and full of positivity. Read more.
11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 10 A/B Level: Non-technical
Tags: featured
Kevin Stewart (Heptio)
Average rating: ****.
(4.89, 9 ratings)
While there has been much discussion about diversity in tech from the standpoint of individual contributors, we do not hear much from people of color in leadership roles. Kevin Stewart explores the challenges they face and explains why we might want to rethink how we approach diversity in the tech industry. Read more.
1:50pm–2:30pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 10 A/B Level: Non-technical
James Stewart (Jystewart.net)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
As every organization becomes a software organization, senior leaders with no technology background regularly have to make technology decisions. To help their teams succeed, architects must learn to coach those leaders in how to deliver and operate high-quality services. James Stewart covers a range of techniques that help develop understanding and capability among senior leadership. Read more.
2:40pm–3:20pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 10 A/B Level: Non-technical
Adrienne Lowe (Juice Analytics)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 11 ratings)
Are you interested in speaking at a tech conference but unsure how to share relevant technical information in an engaging way? Are you in a position of leadership or mentorship in open source and want to be perceived as accessible and collaborative? In a fun, lighthearted talk, Adrienne Lowe offers actionable suggestions for inspiring others with your own confident authenticity. Read more.
4:20pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 10 A/B Level: Non-technical
Wade Minter (Custom Communications)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Any hiring manager in a technology company knows that the hardest problem to solve is hiring. There never seem to be enough experienced developers available at any given point in time. But many of those same hiring managers will say, "We don't hire junior developers." Tech team-builder Wade Minter makes the case for why your company should hire and train junior developers. Read more.
5:10pm–5:50pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 10 A/B Level: Non-technical
Katharina Probst (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
There’s never a dull moment for a female engineering leader. Sometimes you deal with subtle discrimination; often you simply have fun in a job that is both about people and tech. Katharina Probst discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a woman and engineering leader, as well as what both men and women can do to work toward better representation of women in engineering leadership. Read more.