8LU Keynote w/ Chris Powers: Building teams where everyone is heard

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Join us Friday, October 5th for an 8th Light University keynote presentation by Chris Powers!

Building teams where everyone is heard



Most teams pay lip service to the importance of team diversity and getting the best ideas on the table, but how many teams actively invest in it?

Building teams where everyone is heard doesn’t come for free. Rather, it is rooted in valuing diversity and grown through intentional action. In this discussion we will explore ways to promote full-team engagement for under-represented groups, soft-spoken employees, people with imposter syndrome – everyone!

Attendees will walk away with concrete steps to open up communication within their teams, whether they are in management or an individual contributor.


Chris Powers has been leading software development teams for the last twelve years, and he loves sharing his passion for building teams and software with audiences nationwide. As a Clean Coders author, Chris is producing an educational video series entitled "Clean Code in the Browser". Chris is a Director of Engineering at Sprout Social and lives in the northern Chicago suburbs with his wife and two children. In his free time he enjoys drumming and tabletop gaming.


Lunch will be provided by 8th Light (https://8thlight.com/).

We will be live streaming the event via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/3541015445) and a link to the recording will be made available after the event.

Want to learn more about 8th Light? Hang out after the presentation to chat with one of our crafters and find out how 8th Light is changing the software community.

If you have trouble finding the office, please call Nicole (804)[masked]