Lena is currently Director of Engineering at CircleCI. After a career in finance, arts, and media, Lena found herself working in tech and at age 26 co-founded her first software company and became a CEO. Over the years, Lena hs been supporting distributed engineering organisations around the world, helping them deliver great products while continuously learning through inclusive cultures and growth-oriented feedback. She is also a proficient writer, photographer, and forever a learner.Back to speakers list
Becoming a team, one pixel at a time
Psychological safety is one of the leading indicators of high performing teams. Yet, building trust can be difficult when your team is distributed or largely interacts on screens. In this talk, I will share my learnings on how to hone connection, communication, and collaboration on distributed teams. We will how to utilise these to help your engineers shape their day-to-day interactions to build relationships, create trust, and foster an inclusive culture – and how this will help you become more strategic and build highly aligned, well-connected and strong teams that deliver great products.
Level: Non technical / For everyone
Panel - The Role of Engineering Manager
In this panel, we will get unique insights into the minds of Engineering Managers, how do they set an example for hundreds of developers, and make choices that shape the whole organization. Many questions will be there: How do you manage and empower your team? How do you evaluate whether you are doing a good job? Do you still code, and how often? Hear engineering managers from SuperAwesome, CircleCI, and Meetup.com sharing their experiences. During our open discussion, you will learn about their experiences and have the chance to ask all your burning questions!