Build & maintain complex distributed systems
October 1–2, 2017: Training
October 2–4, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Schedule: Technical Leadership sessions

Techniques, challenges, and lessons learned in leading teams.

Track Host

Camille FournierCamille Fournier (Independent) is the former head of engineering at Rent the Runway. She was previously a vice president at Goldman Sachs. Camille is an Apache ZooKeeper committer and PMC member and a Dropwizard framework PMC member.

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11:35am12:15pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom West
VM Brasseur (@vmbrasseur), Deb Nicholson (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Are you managing distributed teams with very different stakeholders—perhaps even a mix of hobbyists and paid staff? It probably seemed easy at first, but the further you travel, the more unfamiliar the terrain appears. Luckily, this is not new ground. Many have gotten lost here before and found their way out again. VM Brasseur and Deb Nicholson share a map to productive, happy teams. Read more.
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1:30pm2:10pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom West
Margaret Gourlay (VictorOps)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
In 2005, a World of Warcraft bug helped epidemiological research in unexpected ways. Margaret Gourlay draws on this research to share insight into what works and what doesn’t for functional teams and explains how using these ideas has helped VictorOps strategically grow its engineering team in unexpected ways. Read more.
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3:50pm4:30pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom West
John Le Drew (Wise Noodles)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
John Le Drew draws on the hours of interviews he conducted with some of the most respected people in the industry for the Agile Path podcast to explain what psychological safety is and why you should care about it, as he walks you through a series of highly interactive role-playing and improvisation exercises. Read more.
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4:45pm5:25pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom West
Kellan Elliott-McCrea (Blink Health)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Kellan Elliott-McCrea explains how to lead technical decision making for high-performing teams. Read more.