Allison McMillan is a Senior Engineering Manager at GitHub. She's worn many hats including community builder at the University of Michigan, software developer, and Managing Director of a national non-profit. Allison also started a podcast about being a parent in tech, Parent Driven Development. She is a Mozilla Tech Speaker and speaks on a variety of topics including mentorship, working remotely, and more. When she's not coding, you can find her encouraging her son's climbing skills, making faces at her toddler daughter, or pretending she has time to bake. Allison lives in the DC area.Back to speakers list
The Lessons I Never Wanted to Learn
The lessons we are forced to learn as parents make us better managers, leaders, and teammates. Parenting is stressful, difficult, and changes the very essence of your being. It gives you high highs and low lows. It forces individuals to reconcile their personality and approaches with these new tiny humans they’ve brought in to the world. Parents are challenged to think differently and leave their comfort zone in ways they could have never imagined. Learn about how these new perspectives impact the way engineering teams communicate and work together.