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Non-Technical Skills for Technical Folks

To be an effective engineer, requires more than great coding skills. Learn the subtle arts of the tech lead, including empathy, communication, and organization.

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What Engineering Teams Need From Leaders Right Now

Wednesday Nov 11 / 09:00AM PST

Technical leadership. Hands-on coding. Process management. Project management. Delivery. People management & development. Architecture decisions. Product oversight. Hiring.—With so many things on an engineering manager’s plate, what do they actually need to be successful? And how...

Lena Reinhard

Vice President of Product Engineering @CircleCI


Communicating Effectively with Your Business Partners

Wednesday Nov 11 / 09:50AM PST

One of the hardest challenges for an engineering leader is communicating effectively with your business and product partners. Based on the speaker's experience running engineering organizations at companies like eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix -- and the many mistakes he has made along the way...

Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay


Lean and Accelerate: Delivering Value as an Engineering Leader

Wednesday Nov 11 / 10:40AM PST

You may have heard of Lean principles such as "deliver in small batches," "reduce cycle time," or "minimize work in progress," but the reasoning behind them may feel a little vague. They may feel intuitively right, or you've noticed they just work, or we do them...

David Van Couvering

Senior Principal Engineer @Optimizely

Interactive Session

Panel: Leading Through Challenging Times

Wednesday Nov 11 / 11:30AM PST

The world inside and outside of work is pretty challenging at the moment, as we confront a global pandemic, an uncertain economy, political polarization, and systemic racism. Please join this experienced panel of engineering leaders as we explore how to lead effectively through these...

Annyce Davis

Android Google Developer Expert

Andy Walker

Founder at Kraken Industries

Yvette Pasqua

Chief Technology Officer @TeamEXOS


Wednesday Nov 11 / 09:00AM PST


Track Host

Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay

Randy has spent more than two decades building distributed systems and high performing teams, and has worked as a senior technology leader at eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix. He coaches CTOs, advises companies, and generally makes a nuisance of himself wherever possible. He is currently VP...

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