Why observability needs to be treated as critical infrastructure

Why observability needs to be treated as critical infrastructure

In this talk, I’ll discuss how I worked with my ICs to develop a space where the use of metrics felt less intimidating and more like a valuable tool for growth.

Tackling Software Engineering Leaders' Dual Mandate

Tackling Software Engineering Leaders' Dual Mandate

Operational excellence has been engineering leaders' mandate since the beginning. But, success in the business world has shifted over the past two decades, making software delivery the key driver. This revenue generation change added a new mandate for the engineering leader: Driving Business Outcomes.

Master modern hiring: Win the race for tech talent through equity, empathy & efficiency

Master modern hiring: Win the race for tech talent through equity, empathy & efficiency

In this lightning talk, Karat VP of Content Don Gannon-Jones explains how a focus on job readiness will empower you to manage the overflow of applicants and interviews without resorting to outdated tactics that require candidates to do a lot of guess-work and game-playing.

Why can we still not measure team performance?

Why can we still not measure team performance?

Scott Carey & Rebecca Murphey discuss findings from the LeadDev Engineering Team Performance report 2023.

Sustaining Innovation with changing times: Adapting systems, teams, processes and yourself

Sustaining Innovation with changing times: Adapting systems, teams, processes and yourself

This talk will look at two common themes - trust and adaptability - in systems, teams and process.

The Many Shapes of a VP of Engineering

The Many Shapes of a VP of Engineering

Emily will talk about different archetypes that are common for the VP of Engineering role, how to assess what type your organization needs, and how the role can evolve over time.

Space aliens are among us, your product roadmap is realistic, and other lies you believe

Space aliens are among us, your product roadmap is realistic, and other lies you believe

In this talk, I'll help you establish focus, cut through metrics that don't matter, and sharpen your team's execution so that you can meet your business goals.

Crafting an effective technical strategy: Business success through targeted investment

Crafting an effective technical strategy: Business success through targeted investment

Led by Rob Zuber, CTO of CircleCI, this session dives deep into the realm of technical strategy. It explores why technical strategy matters, how to align it with business objectives, and how to measure the impact.

Building and Promoting a Strong Engineering Culture

Building and Promoting a Strong Engineering Culture

This talk will focus on how senior engineering leaders can build and promote a strong organizational culture.

Growing the next generation of leaders: Leveling up your leadership teams

Growing the next generation of leaders: Leveling up your leadership teams

Join this talk as Kathleen discusses how you can identify the skill gaps in your teams and support your managers as they transition to leadership.

Becoming an inspiring leader. Solve problems and motivate people.

Becoming an inspiring leader. Solve problems and motivate people.

In this talk, I'll share stories about how I moved from being a process-oriented leader to putting people over processes.