We are a community of longtime, new, and aspiring technology leaders. Our mission is to help each other learn through conversation and sharing of ideas. We host a monthly meetup in Cape Town.
Leadership is a learnable skill, however learning about leadership in the technology industry is often left to chance. This often leads to frustration for both leaders and those being led.
Many technology leaders get the job by default. They are the best or most senior technologist and suddenly find themselves leading meetings, negotiating for resources, making strategic decisions, participating in hiring, and a whole range of other mission-critical activities that fall outside of the technical toolbox. The world of leading / managing talented technologists can be messy.
We have many leaders practicing different leadership / management approaches from various companies around us. We can all learn from each other by coming together and sharing our experiences.
We aim to create an open community of people managers and technology leaders to exchange regularly about managing teams, solving difficult organisational topics, discovering new ways of working with the people we are allowed to mentor and all other aspects.
Just like in the core of tech, managing people and teams is never "done" and there is always new things to learn, impulses to follow, old practices to discard or revive. This is the place to help each other and move forward, become more professional and grow for ourselves and for the people and organisations we lead.
The hypothesis being that sharing our experiences will grow us into better leaders which over the long term will make the technology industry a better place for everyone.
COVID-19 Update: Due to the global pandemic - for the health and safety of the Tech Leadership Meetup community we will be hosting this event online.
The agenda for the evening will be as follows:
18:00 - 18:05 - Introduction and house rules.
18:05 - 19:00 - Main speaker - Nancy Evbuomwan.
19:00 - 19:10 - Closing thoughts and details about next meetup.
Topic of Main Talk - The secret ingredients behind a high performing team.
This short session is for anyone who's looking to lead or create a high performing team. In this session, you'll be introduced to the key ingredients that can turn any group into a high performing team. It will give you hands-on examples that you can plug and play into your own environments.
Nancy Evbuomwan is a team coach in the tech industry and has worked with teams across large enterprises and startups. Her aim to turn any team into All Blacks (New Zealand rugby team) of their industry. She draws inspiration from Agile, Lean and human psychology. Nancy Evbuomwan is currently based in the United Kingdom.
The link to the meetup call will be visible to you once you RSVP for the event.