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PRO: TeamLead Summit [clear filter]
Thursday, June 20

1:00pm EDT

PRO TALK: Top 3 Mistakes Organizations Make When Hiring Remote Leaders
It is vital that every organization looking to hire remote leaders understands the common mistakes that exist out there in order to avoid those mistakes and be successful in this challenging task. There are certain manuals and traits that remote leaders need to follow, and it is of great importance that organizations are aware of this. Remote recruitment, in general, is quite challenging of a task, and our Director Sharon Koifman will be able to help the audience with absolutely useful information due to his experience and knowledge of this field. You can find a podcast where he addresses this topic in the following link https://mixergy.com/interviews/distantjob-with-sharon-koifman/. In any case, here are some examples of common mistakes that organizations should ignore making. First, usually, organizations forget about the significance of cultural differences which bring problems eventually. Next, is quite important to keep in mind to communicate the details and instructions of the project set. This may seem less important to organizations, however, this is where most problems with remote leaders arise. Hence, a company‚ values should be clear to the potential remote leader, so that they understand if their values fit the company or not. All these points will be discussed in depth and very useful examples will be brought during the conference.

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Sharon Koifman

Director, DistantJob
Sharon Koifman believes every company, from the biggest enterprise to the newly-launched garage startup, should have access to world‚ top talent. That‚ is why he used over 10 years of experience in tech industry recruitment & HR to create DistantJob. His unique recruitment model... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:25pm EDT
DevExec Stage

1:30pm EDT

PRO TALK: The Software Developer's Command Line Toolkit
As a software developer, you use the command line, but do you take advantage of everything it can do? Join us for a demonstration of command line tools for developers. Increase productivity with search tools, shell functions, git aliases, and tmux shortcuts. Want a better repl? Supercharge it with shortcuts, functions and libraries. Once you've perfected your setup, push it to GitHub so you can pull it and install it on any computer you want. Whether you're a reluctant minimalist or an experienced power user, you'll discover tools to make you a happier and more productive developer

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Brad Urani

Principal Engineer, Procore
Brad Urani is a coder, karaoke singer and barbecue evangelist. He believes happiness is directly  correlated with the size of your .vimrc and refuses to buy into YAGNI. When not hiking or hacking, he preaches the wonders of Ruby and SQL as Staff Engineer at Procore in Santa Barbara... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm EDT
DevExec Stage

2:00pm EDT

PRO TALK: Developing Diversity & Building Your Teams
When producing a new solution or product, it is important to innovate and think “outside the box.” However, a lack of diversity on your teams could lead to a sub-par deliverable. Discover the power of developing diversity on your teams and the positive impact it will have on your process, products and deployments. On this panel, led by PubMatic’s Katherine Strieder, attendees will gain an insider’s perspective on the key challenges and benefits when pursuing team diversity in technical fields. The panel will offer use cases, suggested best practices and unique perspectives on the positive impact diversity can have on user experience, client satisfaction and overall innovation.

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Lisa Saacks

CEO & Founder, KonnektWork
I’ve been strategically assisting businesses with lead generation, global business development, sales/executive management, and operational management for more than 20 years. I’m analytical and results-driven while focusing on creative business solutions to sustain revenue.My... Read More →
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Arielle Patrick

SVP & Transaction Director, Edelman
Arielle Patrick is a Senior Vice President & Transaction Director on Edelman’s Financial Communications & Capital Markets team, based in New York. She is an advisor to CEOs and boards of directors of public and private companies, providing counsel on communications strategies for... Read More →
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Sandra Guadagnoli

Vice President - Customer Success, 1E
Driven by a passion for service, accountability, and a focus on doing right by the customer, Sandra Guadagnoli joins 1E as the Vice President of Customer Operations. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Political Science from New York University and brings with her over 18... Read More →
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Christina Villano

VP, Strategic Initiatives, Spectrum Reach
The past eighteen years have afforded me the opportunity to gain extensive experience in Strategic Corporate Development, go to market strategies for emerging technologies and customer success strategies in a converged Media & Advertising world. My expertise spans across the domestic... Read More →
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Katherine Strieder

VP, Product Management, PubMatic
Katherine Strieder is a digital media executive with twenty years of experience evolving and executing on platform strategy to best meet the needs of clients across the digital media stratosphere. Areas of expertise include evolving and implementing product vision for digital media... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
DevExec Stage

2:30pm EDT

PRO TALK: EQ Eats IT for Breakfast
When working with remote teams, it’s easy to forget the human on the other side of the screen.  This is something that companies are likely to struggle with as they transition to digital working arrangements outside the office.

In this talk, Libby Swan -- Founder and CEO of PRDXN -- reviews the power and peril of remote work and the challenges she faced while building a company workforce currently spread across three countries.

Libby will discuss how to create productive teams in a remote environment by keeping the emphasis on the human behind the tech.

She’ll also provide insight into strategies designed to empower remote workers and will offer guidelines and resources to help companies grow their own remote teams in a healthy and sustainable way.

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Libby Swan

Founder/CEO, PRDXN
Libby Swan is the Founder and CEO of PRDXN, a team utilizing technical expertise and global insight to produce digital user experiences that resonate with consumer audiences around the world.  She currently leads a tech solutions team of 80+ across three separate countries and is... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
DevExec Stage

3:00pm EDT

PRO TALK: Automating Resiliency via Chaos Engineering
Like many large enterprises, Intuit faced significant limitations to test and assure resiliency across complex legacy systems. With the recent migration to public cloud such as AWS, our teams began to proactively test and assure resiliency as part of software and infrastructure pre-release pipelines. By automating resiliency earlier into the product development cycle, we significantly reduced testing cycles from many days of manual efforts to just a few hours via an automated pipeline. This new automation proved invaluable during our tax peak, allowing the team to recover from an incident in just a few minutes. Today, the team is able to programmatically automate test failures in various AWS resources (e.g. Load-balancers, EC2, RDS, DynamoDB, etc.) while also validating system resiliency, alerts, and monitors. As a cloud agnostic enterprise, Intuit utilizes container orchestration system such as Kubernetes and has successfully extended this automation in the cloud. In this talk, we will share how Intuit automated resiliency through Cloud-raider, an in-house tool offering natural language construct for engineers and architects, enables behavior-driven development for resilient systems.

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Balaji Arunachalam

Director, Engineering, INTUIT INC
Balaji Arunachalam, Director, Engineering. Balaji Arunachalam has been with Intuit for more than 13 year and played leadership roles in various fields including Quality Engineering, Developer Productivity, Operational Excellence and Data Engineering. His passion for automation has... Read More →
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Shan Anwar

Staff Software Engineer, INTUIT INC
As an Intuit employee for the past 7 years, Shan Anwar has served as a technical leader of various complex testing initiatives for distributed systems. His technical acumen and passion around automation has led him to create numerous innovative automation solutions and file patents... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:25pm EDT
DevExec Stage

3:30pm EDT

PRO TALK: Gaining Insights from Distributed Traces
Distributed traces are narratives, and they have myriad stories to tell us about the software systems we've created. But, it's not uncommon for these traces to be underutilized. And, in this case, the stories are left untold, and our investment is not only pointless but even wasteful. It's like joining a gym and never stepping foot into the place. This talk will catalog a selection of analysis techniques, explore how we can employ multiple techniques to maximize their value, and go over a couple of common use-cases to ground the discussion in familiar problems. The techniques covered will be human-centric; our objective is to gain insight into our software system and to facilitate decision-making. To finish, we'll discuss how deep we need to go with these techniques before we start realizing their value.

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Joe Farro

Senior Software Engineer, Uber
Joe is a software engineer and member of the Observability team at Uber. He's a core contributor to Jaeger, an open source CNCF Distributed Tracing system.

Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 3:55pm EDT
DevExec Stage