Leveling Up: Software Management Best Practices

May 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
115 Stillman St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Nearly everyone who works in technology has had a bad, incompetent, or unskilled manager at some point during their career. The results of bad management often mean talented developers move on to other companies or leave technology altogether. So, how might we work to change this to keep both businesses running smoothly and technology communities together?

In other words, what advice could developers who want to move forward into a management position take from those who’ve been there for a while? This event will answer questions and solve predicaments newly minted managers may face when they do level up in their careers. space is limited.

Beverages and refreshments will be provided prior to the panel discussion. Please be sure to reserve your spot ASAP as space is limited.

Come with your questions, but here’s a few we hope to address:

  • Does becoming a manager always mean you can’t code anymore?
  • What does a long-term career in software development mean?
  • What are attributes valued in a software development manager?
  • How do you cultivate a managerial style and gain management skills?

Our panelists:

  • Sarah Mei – Chief Consultant at DevMynd – Sarah works with DevMynd as the chief consultant and helps teams with their codebases, grow their engineering teams, and manage requests for new features. In addition to her role at DevMynd, Sarah is the founder of RailsBridge, and can be found speaking at various conferences about software.
  • Huned Botee – VP Engineering at ZeroCater – Huned focuses on building high growth teams in technology. He spends most of his days perfecting a mix of strategy, engineering, and product development at ZeroCater.
  • Claire Hough – VP Engineering at Udemy – Claire leads all of Udemy’s engineering functions for the company’s geographically distributed team. Prior to joining Udemy, she held senior executive positions at Citrus Lane, NexTag, Napster, and Netscape.
  • Adarsh Pandit – Managing Partner at Cylinder Digital -Adarsh is a web developer and technical leader who focuses on helping startups build new features and ship better code. Previously, Adarsh led the San Francisco thoughtbot team.
Kelsey is the Marketing Coordinator at DevMynd. She has been with the company since 2016.