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IndeedEng Talks: Tech Leadership and Management (Lead Developer Event)

This talk was held on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 at 5:00pm

@IndeedEng partnered with Indeed Prime to host an evening Meetup that kicked off the 2018 Lead Developer conference. Our focus: the challenges facing today’s engineering managers and technical leaders.

Date and Time: December 5, 2018 — the evening before The Lead Developer:
5:00 – 5:30 pm : Meet and Greet
5:30 – 7:30 pm : Presentations
7:30 – 8:00 pm : Discussions

Location: Indeed, 201 West 5th Street, 18th Floor (Kitchen), Austin, TX 78701 — in the heart of downtown Austin!

The Lead Developer Conference was hosted under this code of conduct.

Our lineup of talks:

Bossing Bosses (Like a BOSS)

Speaker: Ketan Gangatirkar, Vice President of Engineering, Indeed

Ketan runs software engineering for Indeed’s Job Seeker products. While he’s not perfect today, he was even worse in the past. He’s spent eighteen years in the industry and ten at Indeed. One highlight was the four tumultuous years when he went from IC to boss to bossing bosses, making a ton of mistakes along the way. His loss can be your gain – learn how to avoid the mistakes he made so you can be a better leader.

Revolt, Regroup, Rebuild: Community at Scale

Speaker: Kelly Churchill, Development Manager, IBM

In this talk, Kelly told the story of how we created a community of practice at IBM to address a need (revolt!), how through sharing knowledge and growing skills we are restlessly re-inventing ourselves (regroup!), and how we are sustaining and scaling the community by leveraging our company’s thought leaders (rebuild!)

Lunch & Learn: A model for sharing knowledge and getting your team excited about public speaking!

Speaker: Gaurav Sanghani, Software Engineer, Indeed

Gaurav Sanghani is a Senior Software Engineer on Indeed Prime, where we help tech talent find their perfect job. As his team’s Tech Lead, Gaurav is tasked with mentoring new engineers, advising architectural decisions, pushing the technical envelope forward, and finding ways for his team to continue to learn and grow their technical skills.

Path is not Defined — Providing a Transparent Roadmap for Career Development

Speaker: Randy Tolentino, Front End Developer, IBM

Randy is a Front End Developer living in the greater Austin area who helps build high quality client-facing experiences for IBM Security applications. When not at work, he enjoys going on ‘family dates’ with his wife and their two sons.