Kathryn Koehler

Kathryn Koehler

Engineering Director, Science at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Seniority

16 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

I've been in software for 24 years now and a manager for roughly 18 years. I wrote my last lines of code on the job a little over 6 years ago. I am currently the Sr. Engineering Director of the science group at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. We work to create tools, platforms and frameworks to accelerate scientific discovery. Our overall mission is to support research to cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century. My areas of focus are mentoring, coaching, feedback, process improvements, scaling diverse teams and reinforcing engineering best practices. I rely heavily on humor and transparency! I have worked all over the industry: gaming, broadcast, productivity, engine analysis (gear head at heart) and now my dream job in philanthropy.

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Stories

Flipping Your Perspective in Every Situation and Assuming Good Intent
17 April

Kathryn Koehler shares how she shifted her mindset to communicate with others in every situation.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Internal Communication
Personal growth
Toxic atmospheres
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Kathryn Koehler

Kathryn Koehler

Engineering Director, Science at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Benefits of Hackathons
17 April

Kathryn Koehler talks about her success of bringing hackathons to several companies that she has worked with.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Collaboration
Company Culture
Productivity
Dev Processes
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Kathryn Koehler

Kathryn Koehler

Engineering Director, Science at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Introducing Agile Into the Workforce with a few simple steps.
17 April

Kathryn Koehler shares her simple yet effective approach for introducing the Agile development framework into several different organizations.

Agile / Scrum
Productivity
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Kathryn Koehler

Kathryn Koehler

Engineering Director, Science at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Videos

Elevate Conference — "Evaluating your team's success as you grow"
Kathryn Koehler
How to hire great engineers?
Kathryn Koehler

Articles

Evaluating Your Team's Success As You Grow

At Plato Elevate, our recurring summit for Product and Eng leaders, Howard Sueing, CTO of Onramp, welcomed execs from LogDNA, Brex, and CZI for a conversation on measuring your team’s success as you grow or scale

https://www.platohq.com/blog/evaluating-your-teams-success-as-you-grow
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