Agile + DevOps West 2021 Tutorial: Foundations of Tech Leadership

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Monday, June 7, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Foundations of Tech Leadership

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According to a CareerBuilder study, only 40% of new tech leaders receive formal training when they become a boss for the first time. The rest are forced to get scrappy to quickly equip themselves with new skills, techniques, and mindsets to effectively transition into their new roles. Join Kate Wardin to learn tactical techniques and resources for both new and seasoned technical leaders to feel confident in their roles. Interactive group exercises will cover topics such as 1:1s, time management, valuable team metrics, and will help you practice these new ideas and techniques in a safe and engaging environment. You will leave with new perspectives on technical leadership, as well as handouts and plenty of resources to grow and further develop skills in your daily work.

Kate Wardin
Developer First

Kate Wardin is a currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, MN. She leads a team of amazing engineers who build front end applications for Supply Chain HQ and Field users. Outside of her day job, she enjoys organizing events that enable young women to develop a passion and build confidence for future careers in technology. She also enjoys disrupting the norms of traditional leadership by spending time researching, testing out, and advocating for various techniques to tenaciously put developers first. In 2019, she founded Developer First LLC and continues to partner with organizations to research and implement new techniques for effective technical leadership.