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A Day in the Life: Ben Price (Backend Engineering Manager, Mercari)

07 January 2020

Ben Price describes his life as an Engineering Manager for the backend team at Mercari, a C2C marketplace and formerly Japan’s first tech unicorn, in Tokyo. Mercari sponsored the inaugural Lead Dev Berlin conference in December 2019.
A Day in the Life: Ben Price (Backend Engineering Manager, Mercari)

Leadership reading lists: Austin and Berlin 2019 conferences

19 December 2019

We've compiled a list of books and recommended reads from our speakers at Lead Dev Austin and Berlin conferences in 2019. Watch the talks then check out the books and articles for even more insights and new perspectives.

Leadership reading lists: Austin and Berlin 2019 conferences

A Day in the Life: Greg Ryzhov (CTO, Urban Sports Club)

17 December 2019

Greg Ryzhov shares his tech journey to become CTO at Urban Sports Club (USC) where he has built up the tech, product, and business intelligence teams. USC sponsored the inaugural Lead Dev Berlin conference on December 6, 2019.
A Day in the Life: Greg Ryzhov (CTO, Urban Sports Club)

A day in the life: Alex Phillips (Engineering Manager, Yelp)

16 October 2019

Alex describes life at Yelp, including coordinating Hackathon, working on her team’s development, and overcoming the challenge of handling ambiguous situations.
A day in the life: Alex Phillips (Engineering Manager, Yelp)

Book recommendations: The Lead Developer London 2019

28 June 2019

Whether you're just starting out as a technical leader or you've been leading/managing for some time, check out the suggested resources from our speakers on communications, feedback, management and more.
Book recommendations: The Lead Developer London 2019

A Day in the Life: Julia Grace (Senior Director of Engineering, Slack)

01 May 2019

Julia Grace shares insights on her “jungle gym” career path, how she uses Slack for 1:1 preparation, and what she’s looking forward to working on this year.
A Day in the Life: Julia Grace (Senior Director of Engineering, Slack)

A Day in the Life: Grace Tan (Engineering Manager, WeWork)

25 April 2019

This time in our series exploring the work processes and goals of technical leaders, we spoke with Grace Tan who shares how her team is overcoming the challenge of balancing short term impact and long term goals, taking time to keep coding, and the importance of building a network of allies.
A Day in the Life: Grace Tan (Engineering Manager, WeWork)

A Day in the Life: Zeh Fernando (Director, Technology, Work & Co)

24 April 2019

In the next post of our series speaking with technical leaders on their journey into tech and their work life, Zeh Fernando tells us about starting out as a designer, working in cross-functional teams, and learning to use Flutter.
A Day in the Life: Zeh Fernando (Director, Technology, Work & Co)

A day in the life: Ale Paredes (Head of Engineering, Code Climate)

22 March 2019

We recently spoke with Ale Paredes, Head of Engineering, to understand how she got into the tech industry and what it takes to deliver insights for 100,000 software projects.
A day in the life: Ale Paredes (Head of Engineering, Code Climate)

A day in the life: Ryan Cooke (Head of Technology, US, N26)

01 March 2019

We recently had a chat with Ryan Cooke, Head of Technology, US, N26 to find out about his journey in tech, his move into technology leadership, and what life is like working at the fintech startup, N26.
A day in the life: Ryan Cooke (Head of Technology, US, N26)