Rukmini Reddy

Rukmini leads Engineering for Platform at Slack. Her teams deliver exceptional first-party and third-party app experience, as well as drive the vision of Workflow Builder – Slack’s no-code automation tool. Before Slack, she was VP of Engineering at Abstract, Model N, and other enterprise SaaS companies. Her experience as an immigrant, a woman, and an engineer with nearly 17 years of technical experience, have prepared her to lead large and diverse engineering teams, and forge genuine human connections with her colleagues. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her partner and 8 year old twin boys. Fun fact: she is weirdly good at Bollywood dancing.



Transitioning From IC to Manager, and How To Lead If Management is Not For You

Considering a transition from Individual Contributor (IC) to Manager for yourself or know someone who is? In this panel, Slack engineers and managers discuss whether it’s the right choice, how to do it successfully, and how to do leadership if you don’t transition to manager. Slack engineering leaders discuss how to stay motivated and engaged with your work, how to create a culture where your team feels like it's OK to take time off, and how to influence other managers.