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Setting Up a Self-Sustainable Organizational Structure: A Co-Founder’s Perspective
30 November

JJ Fliegelman, CTO at WayUp, shares how he successfully set up a self-sustaining structure that allowed him to avoid the trap of being too in the weeds and being a blocker to the team, and instead focus on strategic objectives and opportunities.

Building a Team
Delegate
Managing Expectations
EM
JJ Fliegelman

JJ Fliegelman

CTO at WayUp

Building a Team of Mixed Seniorities
29 November

Sameer Kalburgi, VP of Engineering at Fieldwire, discusses how his team evolved from hiring junior engineers to building a team of -- and balancing -- mixed seniorities.

Building a Team
Company Culture
EM
Sameer Kalburgi

Sameer Kalburgi

VP of Engineering at Fieldwire

When Transparency Means Exercising More Influence
29 November

Sameer Kalburgi, VP of Engineering at Fieldwire, debunks the hidden meaning behind the recurring requests for transparency and shares how he managed to enhance collaboration with other stakeholders by drawing his team’s boundaries clearly.

Cross-functional collaboration
Managing Expectations
Collaboration
Managing Up
EM
Sameer Kalburgi

Sameer Kalburgi

VP of Engineering at Fieldwire

Managing Managers: A Matter of Style
29 November

Sameer Kalburgi, VP of Engineering at Fieldwire, discusses how managing managers, unlike managing ICs is, to the largest extent, a matter of style.

New Manager of Manager
Career Path
Personal growth
EM
Sameer Kalburgi

Sameer Kalburgi

VP of Engineering at Fieldwire

Motivational Public Speaking for Non-Tech Audience
29 November

Sameer Kalburgi, VP of Engineering at Fieldwire, shares how he enhanced his public speaking skills to make his presentations more compelling and engaging for a non-technical audience.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Leadership
Motivation
EM
Sameer Kalburgi

Sameer Kalburgi

VP of Engineering at Fieldwire

Building a Team of Leaders
29 November

Gergely Orosz, Engineering Manager at Uber, shares how he approaches building teams of leaders that are enabling people to grow faster, have more autonomy and be more motivated.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
New Manager
Leadership
EM
Gergely Orosz

Gergely Orosz

Engineering Manager at Uber

How to Transition Your Employee Into a Better Role
26 November

Kevin Perko, Head of Applied Research and Data Science at Scribd, discusses how he made his employee successful by helping them transition into a more suitable and challenging role.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
High Performers
EM
Kevin Perko

Kevin Perko

Head of Applied Research / Data Science at Scribd

Why Standardizing the Interview Process
26 November

Kevin Perko, Head of Applied Research and Data Science at Scribd, explains how standardizing the interview process -- and particularly the interview questions -- resulted in better hires and skill set fits.

Hiring
EM
Kevin Perko

Kevin Perko

Head of Applied Research / Data Science at Scribd

How Measurable Goals Can Help Your Employees Upskill
26 November

Raghavendra Iyer, Head of Engineering at ReachStack, discusses how setting up measurable goals and providing structured learning can help your employees expand their knowledge and skills.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
EM
Raghavendra Iyer

Raghavendra Iyer

Head of Engineering at ReachStack

How To Build a Product When There Is No Problem
26 November

Raghavendra Iyer, Head of Engineering at ReachStack, explains how he envisioned a new product and engineering stack that he was trying to roll out for a yet-unknown problem.

Cross-functional collaboration
Product
Managing Expectations
EM
Raghavendra Iyer

Raghavendra Iyer

Head of Engineering at ReachStack

How Canada Became a Home for Tech Talent
26 November

Raghavendra Iyer, Head of Engineering at ReachStack, recalls how his recurring problems with securing a US work visa made him move to and continue his professional career in Canada.

Personal growth
Changing company
Cultural differences
EM
Raghavendra Iyer

Raghavendra Iyer

Head of Engineering at ReachStack

Preserving the Startup Mentality After an Acquisition
26 November

Raghavendra Iyer, Head of Engineering at ReachStack, tells of his efforts to preserve the startup mentality of his team following the acquisition by a large company.

Company Culture
Personal growth
EM
Raghavendra Iyer

Raghavendra Iyer

Head of Engineering at ReachStack

Investing in "Keep-the-Lights-On" Initiatives
26 November

Matt Pillar, VP of Engineering at OneSignal, shares how he improved the reliability of high scale systems by securing investment in infrastructure and on-call services.

Collaboration
Managing Up
Dev Processes
EM
Matt Pillar

Matt Pillar

VP Engineering at OneSignal

When Hype Doesn’t Deliver Value
26 November

Matt Pillar, VP of Engineering at OneSignal, shares how he had to abandon a technology investment his team was pursuing that neglected the real customer problems and instead focused on the brilliance of the solution alone.

Team processes
Product
Dev Processes
EM
Matt Pillar

Matt Pillar

VP Engineering at OneSignal

A Company Merger: Two Locations and Multiple Challenges
26 November

Matt Pillar, VP of Engineering at OneSignal, recalls how he helped merge two engineering teams at two different locations and how legal and cultural context made all the difference.

Company Culture
Cultural differences
Team processes
Team reaction
Remote
EM
Matt Pillar

Matt Pillar

VP Engineering at OneSignal

Migrating a Legacy Service: A Lesson in Eng/Ops Collaboration
18 November

Jackson Dowell, Engineering Manager at Asana, discusses how he approached legacy service migration by stabilizing the existing stack and getting Engineering and Operations to work together to address the underlying problems.

Collaboration
EM
Jackson Dowell

Jackson Dowell

Engineering Manager at Asana

When Systems Thinking Unlocks a Way Forward
18 November

Jackson Dowell, Engineering Manager at Asana, explains how he moved his project forward by coming up with a clear model of the system and problem that provided guidance to the team and helped communicate their efforts outward.

Managing Expectations
Dev Processes
Internal Communication
EM
Jackson Dowell

Jackson Dowell

Engineering Manager at Asana

How to Be a Better Manager
16 November

Nimrod Perez, CTO and VP of Engineering at Wobi LTD., recalls how he, over the years, was learning and adjusting his approach to become a better manager and successful leader.

Personal growth
Career Path
EM
Nimrod Perez

Nimrod Perez

CTO and VP of Engineering at Wobi LTD.

An Egalitarian Approach to a Disportionate Workload
16 November

Nimrod Perez, CTO and VP of Engineering at Wobi LTD., explains how he solved a long-troubling problem of disproportionate workload by his simple and egalitarian approach.

Team processes
Ethics
Ownership
EM
Nimrod Perez

Nimrod Perez

CTO and VP of Engineering at Wobi LTD.

Change Management: Rebuilding from scratch
17 November

Nimrod Perez, CTO and VP of Engineering at Wobi LTD., shares how he successfully implemented a number of changes, including re-writing the entire system, to help the organization accomplish its goals.

Scaling Team
Building a Team
EM
Nimrod Perez

Nimrod Perez

CTO and VP of Engineering at Wobi LTD.

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