Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Schedule: Leadership and Career Growth sessions

Leadership and management sit at the crossroads of people, process, and technology. Successful leaders find ways to continue improving in all three areas. The talks this year strike a balance between personal development and team development at companies that range from startups to huge government bureaucracies. These sessions represent the stories and experiences from some of the best leaders in the industry. Whether you’re an experienced leader of large teams or thinking about a career in management, these talks will both educate and inspire you.

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11:2012:00 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham Level: Non-technical
Rowan Cota (BuzzFeed), Sri Ray (BuzzFeed, Inc.)
This is the story of how BuzzFeed created a strong SRE team by growing the engineers we needed instead of waiting for them to fall out of the sky...and how you can too! We'll take narrative examples and turn them into a framework that anyone can use to harness the power of growing potential to diversify and strengthen their teams. Read more.
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14:1014:50 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham Level: Non-technical
Hannah Foxwell (Pivotal)
Using SRE practices to improve the health and wellbeing of your team. Read more.
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15:4016:20 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham Level: Non-technical
Renee Orser (NS1)
Design your technical organization deliberately: assess gaps, diagram roles, elevate talent, and find your people as your company and product demands scale. Read more.
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16:3517:15 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham Level: Non-technical
Marisa Brandt (University of Minnesota)
Hiring is time consuming, infrequent enough that it's hard to get much practice, and has far-reaching consequences for your team's happiness and productivity. Combining a broad mix of best practices and personal experience, I will detail an approach to developing a concrete strategy that addresses your unique hiring needs. Read more.