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Effective Collaboration Between Engineering and Sales
21 July

Sebastien Cuendet, Senior Director of Engineering at AppFolio, relieved interdepartmental tension by bringing his Engineering team together with Sales in order to see things from their point of view.

Cross-Functional Collaboration
Sharing The Vision
Team Processes
Alignment
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Sebastien Cuendet

Sebastien Cuendet

Sr. Director of Engineering at AppFolio

Providing Actionable Advice to an Employee Who Wishes to Advance
21 July

Sebastien Cuendet, Senior Director of Engineering at AppFolio, does not shy away from the truth of the matter when it comes to giving an employee the tools that they need to accomplish their goals within the company.

Handling Promotion
Company Culture
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
EM
Sebastien Cuendet

Sebastien Cuendet

Sr. Director of Engineering at AppFolio

The Value of Speed and Iteration
21 July

Sebastien Cuendet, Senior Director of Engineering at AppFolio, likes to move quickly when developing a product in order to give his team as much time as possible to perfect their work before delivering their final version.

Dev Processes
Performance
EM
Sebastien Cuendet

Sebastien Cuendet

Sr. Director of Engineering at AppFolio

Providing Better One-on-Ones
21 July

Jibin Jose, Senior Engineering Manager at Booking.com, takes pride in his approach to managing each member of his team on an individual basis.

Meetings
Feedback
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Goal Setting
EM
Jibin Jose Jose

Jibin Jose Jose

Senior Engineering Manager at Booking.com

Growing Into a Leader
21 July

Jibin Jose, Senior Engineering Manager at Booking.com, would have never pictured himself as a people manager when he first began his career as a devoted engineer.

Personal Growth
Leadership
Impact
Career Path
EM
Jibin Jose Jose

Jibin Jose Jose

Senior Engineering Manager at Booking.com

Transitioning From IC to Manager
21 July

Trey Tacon, Senior Director of Engineering at TeamSnap, encourages ambitious engineers to take a leap of faith in a world full of unknowns.

Leadership
New Manager
EM
Trey Tacon

Trey Tacon

Senior Director of Engineering at TeamSnap

Prioritizing as Your Start-Up Scales
21 July

Trey Tacon, Senior Director of Engineering at TeamSnap, knows that making the right moves early on can mean the difference between failure and building something that changes the world.

Scaling Team
Prioritization
Mission / Vision / Charter
EM
Trey Tacon

Trey Tacon

Senior Director of Engineering at TeamSnap

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Setting Goals and Evaluating Performance
21 July

Trey Tacon, Senior Director of Engineering at TeamSnap, holds his engineering staff to a very high standard, using OKRs to connect the dots between their work and the company’s mission as a whole.

Performance
Goal Setting
EM
Trey Tacon

Trey Tacon

Senior Director of Engineering at TeamSnap

Leadership vs. Management
21 July

Trey Tacon, Senior Director of Engineering at TeamSnap, walks a fine line between his obligation to his company and the responsibilities that come with managing a diverse team of talent.

Leadership
Legitimacy
Impact
EM
Trey Tacon

Trey Tacon

Senior Director of Engineering at TeamSnap

Interviewing for the Future of the Company
21 July

Trey Tacon, Senior Director of Engineering at TeamSnap, considers a candidate’s future with the company before deciding whether or not they fit the bill.

Hiring
Career Path
EM
Trey Tacon

Trey Tacon

Senior Director of Engineering at TeamSnap

Connecting the Dots Between Data Science and Business Challenges
21 July

Harold Li, Director of Data Science at VTS, makes his department’s spiritual evolution within the company one of his top priorities as a leader.

Team Processes
Data Team
EM
Harold Li

Harold Li

Director, Data Science at VTS

Building a New Internal Data Science Team
21 July

Harold Li, Director of Data Science at VTS, found himself in his current role after being brought in to build the company’s first internal data science team.

Building A Team
Data Team
EM
Harold Li

Harold Li

Director, Data Science at VTS

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