Build Systems that Drive Business
Sep 30–Oct 1, 2018: Training
Oct 1–3, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

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.

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.

11:35am–12:15pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Non-technical
Moishe Lettvin (MailChimp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Technical interviewing is profoundly important, but unfortunately, it's easy to do poorly and very difficult to do well. Moishe Lettvin outlines strategies for reducing bias and increasing the fidelity of your technical interviews. Read more.
1:30pm–2:10pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor
Ian Nowland (Two Sigma)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Ian Nowland challenges you to think broadly about the meaning of a "miss", and explains how a philosophy of owning and learning from them allows you to avoid more in the future. This enables you to grow as a manager, and so grow your impact on your organization. Read more.
2:25pm–3:05pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Intermediate
Rocio Delgado (Slack)
Evolving teams and evolving companies are a constant in the career of a leader; helping your team navigate through that change becomes critical to your success as a manager and for the organization. Rocio Delgado shares dos and don'ts for managing and communicating change in your team or organization, which may highlight where your own skills need to evolve. Read more.
3:50pm–4:30pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Accidental architecture is a product of circumstances rather than deliberate development toward a goal. James Thompson explains why it's best addressed by equipping teams to make more deliberate and informed technical decisions. Read more.
4:45pm–5:25pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Non-technical
Sharon Steed (Communilogue LLC)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Sharon Steed explains what empathy is (and what it isn't) and gives you the tools you need to cultivate an empathy mindset at work and in life. Read more.