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

Schedule: Cultivate sessions

9:00am–9:05am Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media)
Program chair Laurel Ruma welcomes you to the first day of Cultivate. Read more.
9:05am–10:05am Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Eric McNulty (EricJMcNulty.com)
Leading in the 21st century requires an artful blend of “same as it ever was” and “you’ve never seen this before.” Eric McNulty shares his extensive experience and proven techniques for instituting effective leadership. Read more.
10:30am–12:30pm Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Dieter Reuther (Team Dynamics Boston), Donna Denio (Team Dynamics Boston)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Dieter Reuther and Donna Denio demonstrate a universal language that helps you maneuver through complex leadership challenges. Using a business case study, they guide attendees through the Lego Serious Play methodology to explain how to break down situations into simple 3D models. This is an interactive session with audience participation. Each attendee will get their own Lego set. Read more.
1:30pm–2:15pm Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Barry O'Reilly (ExecCamp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The lifespan of companies is tumbling, from an average of 67 years in the 1920s to 15 years today. The enterprises that survive embrace the entrepreneurial mindset, culture, and approach. Barry O'Reilly shares how he is helping Fortune 500 companies rekindle their innovative spirit to tackle uncertainty and win. Read more.
2:15pm–3:00pm Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Camille Fournier (Independent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
In a guided Q&A, Camille Fournier answers questions about the tricky situations we come across as managers and offers approaches for dealing with them. Everything is fair game: dealing with difficult people, giving and receiving feedback, hiring, promotions, goal setting, team structure, culture. . .you name it. Read more.
3:25pm–4:10pm Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Robert Hoekman Jr. (GetOnMyBike, LLC.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Managers are born from a mastery of nonmanagement skills. Robert Hoekman, Jr. draws from his 16-year career running projects to show you how to throw your ideas on to the table, your problems out the window, and a stack of successes over your shoulder to become the leader your team needs you to be. Read more.
4:10pm–4:55pm Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Janelle Klein (Open Mastery)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Twenty-five years ago, Peter Senge wrote The Fifth Discipline, the seminal guide to building a learning organization. Given their obvious benefits (and Senge's recipe for success), why don't we see more learning organizations? Janelle Klein explains how to build a roadmap for learning how to learn together—from the building blocks of culture to the design of organizational architecture. Read more.
4:55pm–5:00pm Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media)
Program chair Laurel Ruma wraps up the first day of Cultivate. Read more.
9:00am–9:05am Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media)
Program chair Laurel Ruma welcomes you to the second day of Cultivate. Read more.
9:05am–9:50am Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Jessica Rose (FutureLearn)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Effective communication is about more than just speaking clearly. Jessica Rose explains why learning to put your thoughts forward compellingly, listening, and creating an environment where communication thrives are also vital and explores strategies for effective communication across companies comprised of employees with varied technical skill levels. Read more.
9:50am–10:30am Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Mark Levy (.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
The open source philosophy—based on transparency, fairness, and merit—is beginning to permeate every aspect of business. Mark Levy demonstrates how to apply openness as a way of ethically influencing your teams and higher-ups through an approach he calls “What’s important to you?” which is all about being open and honest about your vision, motivations, and goals. Read more.
11:00am–11:45am Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Aline Lerner (interviewing.io)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Résumés are a ubiquitous filter of engineering aptitude, but they're not foolproof. Aline Lerner discusses some counterintuitive experimental results around the usefulness of the résumé as a hiring tool and what cues deliver a stronger, more predictable signal. Aline also covers simple strategies you can implement immediately to get better candidates in your funnel and keep them there. Read more.
11:45am–12:30pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Cate Huston (Ride)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
So you’re going to be an interviewer. Maybe you get some legal training, but soon enough you’re out there experimenting—with someone else’s career. Aside from the odd polite note from a candidate following up, you get no feedback, so how do you know what you’re doing well (or not)? Cate Huston offers concrete strategies for making the part of the experience you control better for the interviewee. Read more.
1:30pm–3:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Maria Seaver (Springbox)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Maria Seaver offers an introduction to design thinking, a process that balances user needs, business objectives, and technology constraints. Maria outlines design thinking's five key areas—empathy building, problem framing, ideation, prototyping, and validation—and explains how they help teams learn about users, discover opportunities, solve problems, meet needs, and test their assumptions. Read more.
3:25pm–4:55pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Madeline Maxwell (University of Texas at Austin)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Madeline Maxwell dives into how leaders use negotiation to avoid wasteful conflicts and make the most of conflicts they have. Read more.
4:55pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting room 17 A
Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media)
Program chair Laurel Ruma wraps up the second day of Cultivate. Read more.