Engineering Leadership SIG: Trust everybody but cut the cards- Secrets to Building Sustainable Teams



  • Talk Description:  Software engineers in the Bay Area have their choice of jobs, and leaving one company for another is often a very lucrative move. It can be challenging to make new hires without having worry about turnover too. In this talk, I will show you how to create an environment that provides intrinsic value to its developers. I will also share what it means to be part of a team instead of a collection of individuals occupying the same physical space. In the end, it will all come down to making the right hires and setting the tone for a place that is safe to be honest and creative.

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    PEER-to-PEER Roundtable - Every month!  Join us to share insights and advice with peers each month prior to the 7 PM event.

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    6:30 - 7:00 Registration / Checkin

    6:30 - 7:00 Enjoy snacks, pizza, soda and networking

    6:31 - 6:59 Engineering Leadership Peer-2-Peer Roundtable

    7:00 - 7:10 Introduction and opening announcements

    7:10 - 8:20 Keynote and Q&A

    8:20 - 8:30 Closing announcements

    8:30 - 8:45 Informal networking and followup Q&A

    8:45 - 8:50 Clean up

    8:50 - 9:00 Clear the room & have a safe trip home!