Leaders in Software Development (Team Leads, Development Managers, Program Managers, Directors, etc.) face unique challenges. Many of us have been successful as Software Engineers and have strong opinions about code and structure. We may strive to balance the ideal of self-driven teams with product delivery. Some (or many) of us may struggle with how deeply to dive into new technologies versus delegate detailed learning to team members.
This is a group for those in the Santa Cruz area interested in exploring the challenges of Software Development Leadership. This group is intended for people who are currently performing some level of leadership in software development, and those interested in moving into a role encompassing more leadership. Initially, I envision getting together with folks who are interested in discussing their challenges and offering experience and ideas. Depending on the size and interest, we could also have more formal meetings with presentations on specific subjects.