First-time tech leads face the challenge of learning a new role while guiding a team. Tech leads need to have space both to succeed and to learn from their own mistakes. Teammates, particularly more senior teammates, have to be prepared to provide support without micromanaging.

Don’t remember the challenges of tech leading for the first time? Take a walk in the shoes of a more junior colleague. Follow the story of a first-time tech lead as they navigate ill-defined requirements, uncertainty about measuring progress, and ever-looming deadlines. Learn what they found helpful: mentorship, meeting cadence, team feedback, and self-reflection.

Whether you’re stepping into the tech lead role for the first time or looking to support a colleague in that position, this talk will offer practical solutions for guiding the team to success under the direction of a first-time tech lead.