Kate Wardin

(She / her / hers)

Engineering Manager, Studio UI Developer Productivity @Netflix

Kate Wardin has always been passionate about the people side of software development. She is a currently an Engineering Manager at Netflix working remotely in Minneapolis, MN.  Outside of her day job, she enjoys organizing events that enable underserved communities to develop a passion and build confidence for future careers in technology.

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Session

Remote Onboarding: A Houseplant's Story

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many new experiences - both professional and personal.  

According to recent reports, 1 in 4 Americans have transitioned to work remotely and a surprising 1 in 3 households welcomed at least one houseplant.  

Similar to welcoming a houseplant into its new home, employee onboarding is a critical process that requires thoughtful planning, patience, and compassion.  In this talk, we will discuss 7 tips to foster an enjoyable and effective onboarding process for remote teams (+a few add-on tips for those wishing to become skillful plant owners.)

Date

Monday Nov 1 / 11:10AM PDT (40 minutes)

Track

From Remote to Hybrid Teams: Return to Office?

Topics

Remote TeamsDistributed TeamsTeam CollaborationAgileCommunicationTools

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Remote and Hybrid Teams Panel

The future of teams is increasingly looking personalized... kind of like your Netflix queue. The removal of the expectation and the obligation to be physically present in the same room is providing opportunities for teams to experiment, learn and adopt practices that confer both flexibility and efficiency.

In this panel, hear from a motley of folks who have experienced this new world from a variety of perspectives - from a traditional office setting to remote-first or remote-friendly to a hybrid one! From joining, to being successful in, to building a productive hybrid team!

Date

Monday Nov 1 / 12:10PM PDT (40 minutes)

Track

From Remote to Hybrid Teams: Return to Office?

Topics

Remote TeamsDistributed TeamsTeam CollaborationAgileCommunicationTools

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