As you move into a new role as a senior individual contributor or tech team lead you're faced with new challenges and the need to learn a new skill set.
We've teamed up with industry-renowned leaders to help you level up your communications, management and leadership skills.
You can find workshops alongside our conferences in London, Austin, and New York, and a number of standalone workshops throughout the year.
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Host: Farrah Mitra (Candor Coach, Radical Candor)
Interpersonal relationships and healthy team dynamics are at the centre of the success of every engineering team. But what happens when something goes wrong? Difficult conversations need to happen, but if there isn’t a foundation of trust or if the conversation’s mishandled, then they can sometimes turn sour. It’s these situations that need Radical Candor, the ability to care personally and at the same time challenge someone directly.
Congratulations! You’re now a Tech Lead? But what are you supposed to do differently than when you were just a software engineer? In this course, you'll explore the definition of a Tech Lead, understand the different skills required to be an effective Tech Lead and learn some tools that you can immediately apply in your own team.
Host: Meri Williams (CTO, Monzo | Conference chair & co-curator, Lead Dev)
People are hard, so why are they called “soft skills”? Much like technical skills, there is both science and art, theory and experience, to becoming good at leading, managing, coaching, mentoring & developing people. In this workshop, you'll look at some of that theory, share experiences and boost your ability to develop yourself and others.
Host: Lara Hogan (Co-founder, Wherewithall)
As a manager, you may find yourself floating in a sea of uncertainty. What does success look like? How do you know if you’re doing a good job or not, with such a long feedback loop between your actions and their outcome? How do you set the right tone and expectations for your team? In this full-day workshop by Wherewithall, led by Lara Hogan, you will learn how to answer those questions and successfully navigate these uncertain waters.
Host: Karen Catlin (Author, Better Allies)
Does your organization face challenges in hiring technical talent, given the record low unemployment across the US and especially in tech? If so, you may need to cast a wider net during the hiring process and evaluate candidates differently. All without lowering the bar. In this workshop, we’ll cover how to be more inclusive during the hiring process and how to retain the talent you’ve worked so hard to find.
Growing your teams is one of the hardest things you have to do as a manager; but you can’t grow a team without nurturing your own skills as a leader. In this workshop, we will focus on the personal mindset changes that need to occur from when you’re managing a small team, to when you’re growing and managing larger ones.