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Making the Switch to Engineering Management by Justin Carmony with Free Food

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Making the Switch to Engineering Management by Justin Carmony

The first part of an engineer's career is pretty straight-forward: learning the skills and technology to code. Then, one day after being a senior developer for a few years, you find you need to make a decision: do you want to become a manager? Are you ready to make the switch to management? Do you even want to? What would it be like? How do you know if you're ready? How do you prepare? Ahhhhh!

Take a deep breath: it's okay. It is possible to make a switch to engineering management and still have a fulfilling job. We'll discuss the basics of being an engineering manager, what it's like to make the switch, and how to prepare for it. We'll discuss techniques you can use to be successful, as well as common pitfalls you can run into. So whether you're an engineer looking to prepare for the possibility in the future, or a seasoned manager looking for some ways to improve (since we all can improve), come learn from Justin's experience helping mentor engineers for leadership and management roles.

Speaker Bio

Justin Carmony has been programming professionally in PHP since 2005. He lives in Layton, Utah where he currently is the Sr. Director of Engineering for Deseret Digital Media, a local media company that runs some of largest regional new websites in the country. He is currently focused on big data, data science, and mentoring engineers. He is a long-time member of the Utah PHP Usergroup and Utah Open Source community.

Free Food

Alex Clark with TEKsystems will be sponsoring free food before the meetup starts. You can reach her at for any career help. Thank you Alex!

Swag Alert

At the end of the presentation, one random lucky winner will win a free 1 year individual subscription to any single JetBrains Toolbox product. Choices includes PhpStorm, WebStorm, DataGrip, or others seen at Thanks JetBrains!


3400 W. Mayflower Ave.
Lehi, UT 84043

How to get there:

Take I-15 to the SR-92 (Timpanogos Hwy.) exit. Go West on SR-92. Turn right on N. Thanksgiving Way (In front of the Maverick). At the T intersection, turn right to continue on N. Thanksgiving Way. Turn left on W. Mayflower Ave.

Enter through the front door and immediately turn left and the auditorium will be in front of you.

The After Party

We will be going to JCW's for the After Party. Come check it out with us.

Look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!
3400 W Mayflower Ave · Lehi, ut
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