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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 / 12:00PM EST

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

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Communicating Effectively with Your Business Partners

Wednesday Nov 11 / 12:50PM EST

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

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Lean and Accelerate: Delivering Value as an Engineering Leader

Wednesday Nov 11 / 01:40PM EST

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 Architect @eBay

PANEL DISCUSSION

Panel: Leading Through Challenging Times

Wednesday Nov 11 / 02:30PM EST

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


Speakers from this track

Lena Reinhard

Vice President of Product Engineering @CircleCI

Lena Reinhard is VP Product Engineering at CircleCI, the leader in continuous integration and delivery for developer teams. In her 15+ year career, she’s been building and scaling high-performing engineering organisations and helping distributed teams succeed, starting with her own startup...

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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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David Van Couvering

Senior Principal Architect @eBay

David Van Couvering has been designing, building and delivering enterprise software since he first started at Sybase in 1988, converting tests from C to COBOL. His checkered past includes architecting one of the first Java application servers at Sybase, working on a series of explosively failing...

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Annyce Davis

Android Google Developer Expert

Annyce is a technology leader with a diverse background in the software development industry. She spent the beginning of her career focused on Web and API development. She then transitioned to tackling the computing challenges presented by mobile devices.Annyce is an Android Google Developer...

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Andy Walker

Founder at Kraken Industries

Andy Walker has been doing software engineering for nearly 30 years at companies like Google, Netscape, Skyscanner, Sony and IBM. He is currently semi-retired which consists of trying to write up everything he has learned in the last 30 years and doing advisory work for startups and scale ups....

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Yvette Pasqua

Chief Technology Officer @TeamEXOS

Yvette Pasqua is the Chief Technology Officer at EXOS. She leads the product and engineering team there, sets the company’s overall technology strategy, and loves building world-class software products. Previously, Yvette served in product and engineering leadership roles at Meetup, Haven,...

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Wednesday Nov 11 / 12:00PM EST

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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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