“What Every Leader Should Know To Catalyze Higher Team Performance”: Kimberley Parsons, CEO at Bamboo Teaming (Video + Transcript)
Kimberley Parsons (CEO of Bamboo Teaming) shares a time-tested approach distilling team functioning into four interrelated dimensions, with concrete guidance to implement for improved team performance. She explores common “hot spots” that can make or break team functioning, and the corresponding team leadership behaviors you can cultivate to overcome them.
“Neurodiversity @ Work: Afternoon Keynote”: Jessica Sahagian, Director of Engineering at ConnectRN (Video + Transcript)
Jessica Sahagian (Director of Engineering at connectRN) champions women’s neurodiversity in tech. As an ADHD/autistic, she talks about why women’s neurodiversity gets overlooked, and shares tips on how to attract and hire neurodiverse candidates – and how to create an atmosphere conductive to amplifying these voices. Don’t miss her advice for shining as a neurodiverse woman in a neurotypical work world.
“The 4 Allies You Need to Boost Your Career”: Luiza Pena, Lead Application Engineer at Cadence (Video + Transcript)
Luiza Pena (Lead Application Engineer at Cadence) talks about the 4 allies you need in your career to facilitate growth. She discusses the challenges of remote work regarding career development and networking, how promote yourself in this new environment, and most importantly, how women can leverage professional relationships to go beyond their dreams.
“Feature Flag Use Cases You Haven’t Heard About Yet”: Joy Ebertz, Principal Software Engineer at Split (Video + Transcript)
Joy Ebertz (Principal Software Engineer at Split) gives an overview of feature flags are, shares interesting use cases around using them to remove debt code load and stress testing, evaluating tech costs, parody testing, and logging.
“A Gendered-Language Flipping Tool That Exposes Bias: Neutrality.wtf Case Study”: Moriel Schottlender, Principal Systems Architect at Wikimedia Foundation (Video + Transcript)
Moriel Schottlender (Principal Systems Architect at Wikimedia Foundation) exposes interesting impacts of gendered language with neutrality.wtf, and shares technical insights for open source development and architecting software “in the open” for creating career opportunities.
“Why Onboarding to a Company’s Legacy Codebase Sucks and How to Make it Work for Your Team”: Shanea Leven, CEO at CodeSee (Video + Transcript)
Shanea Leven (CEO and Founder at CodeSee) talks about why onboarding to your company’s code is hard, and shares tips, tricks, and tools to make this easier. She shares advice for the team, advice for the onboarding, and advice for continuous onboarding.
“Data Storytelling – How This ONE SKILL Will Set You Apart”: Katie Egeland, Senior Insights Analyst at PlayStation (Video + Transcript)
Katie Egeland (Senior Insights Analyst at PlayStation) will teach you to communicate in a way that resonates with your audience to drive action and influence decisions. Go beyond “what” and “how” questions to “why” and “who” – really think about who it’s for and why they want to see it.
“Strength Spotter for Teams”: Aashima Lakhanpal, Search Product Lead at Google (Video + Transcript)
Aashima Lakhanpal (Search Product Lead at Google) believes your team’s talent if leveraged correctly can drive significantly higher productivity and well-being.
“The Talent System Is Broken – Finding Better Ways to Hire”: Odette Nemes, Head of Growth at Onramp (Video + Transcript)
Odette Nemes (Head of Growth at Onramp) talks about how to develop new and existing talent in exciting and innovative ways with apprenticeships – and why now? If you’re recruiting at universities, you’re automatically eliminating 80% of black and brown folks – not a good tool for you.