• Bootstrapping Inclusion with Jason Wong

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    Note: We will start at 6:30 exactly. Note the new location - 90 5th Ave, 5th Floor. As always, a group of us will hang out afterwards at a bar nearby. Bootstrapping Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion are hot topics right now. But, year after year, our industry fails to move the numbers significantly. It seems everyone is talking about it, but how do you actually bring about change? In this presentation, I’ll share the concrete actions from my efforts to bring inclusive practices into an engineering organization. From conceptualization to communication and implementation, you’ll hear about what worked and where I struggled. You’ll walk away with real world tactics—going beyond unconscious bias training and rooney rules—that you can use to start building your own inclusive workplaces. Speaker: https://jwongworks.com, https://twitter.com/attackgecko Jason Wong is a proven engineering leader, diversity & inclusion consultant, and doughnut enthusiast. With almost two decades of experience in building and scaling web applications, he has worked in a range of industries from academia to online media and e-commerce. He helped establish web development and administrative computing at Columbia College, led development of premium video streaming services at Yahoo! Sports, and spent seven years at Etsy leading their Infrastructure Engineering team. He currently works with engineering leaders to improve their engineering management practices and establish inclusive cultures. We like to hang out at Rye, which is at 11 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, between Avenue of Americas and 5th. They have both drinks and food. http://ryehousenyc.com/

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  • QCon Community Night - Patrick Kua - Scaling Yourself Through Hypergrowth

    Note - you MUST RSVP on the eventbrite link. The meetup is being held at Marriot Marquis. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-night-cto-school-meetup-qcon-tickets-61885013742 We are continuing our collaboration with QCon New York Conference (https://qconnewyork.com) by participating in their community night. https://qconnewyork.com/qcon-ny-2019-unofficial-events We are super-excited to welcome Patrick Kua. Patrick is the Chief Scientist and former CTO at modern bank N25 in Germany. He is very well known in the technology community through his public speaking and as an author of three books, most relevant to this group "Talking to Tech Leads" Title: Scaling yourself through hypergrowth Abstract: Hyper-growth companies and startups grow much faster than the people have time to acquire the skills, experience and mastery required to put them in place. Where do you put your attention when there are multiple plates spinning, and what can you do to scale yourself as a leader. Come to this talk to find out some lessons learned from the former CTO and now Chief Scientist behind N26, the mobile bank the world loves to use. Speaker: Patrick Kua is the Chief Scientist and former CTO of the modern bank N26 (Berlin, Germany), who are on the mission to build the bank the world loves to use. With almost 20 years of experience in technology, he spent a majority of his time as a Principal Technical Consultant at ThoughtWorks helping organizations evolve their software and organizational structures to better evolve software. He is the author of three books, The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and most recently, Building Evolutionary Architectures. Patrick is a frequent conference speaker, blogger and is passionate about bringing a balanced focus between people, organizations and technology. https://twitter.com/patkua

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  • "Accelerate"ing Engineering Delivery Using Industry insights and data.

    The book Accelerate has been very influential in the industry. This month we will have Juan Pablo give us a case study on how he put the concepts there into practice. Increasing Tempo - How we accelerated Splice Engineering delivery using industry insights and data. The Splice Engineering team grew almost ten times in eighteen months. The delivery practices that worked for us when we were five broke way before we got to fifty. We wanted our organization to learn faster than the market; to do this, we had to find a way to unlock our delivery. We used insights found on the State of DevOps Report and Accelerate the book. With this knowledge and the help of metrics to visualize our delivery, we were able to get back on a high-performance track. This talk tells the story of how we used data to engineer the performance of our engineering organization and gives you practical takeaways on how you can do it too. Speaker: Juan Pablo is the VP of Engineering at [Splice](http://splice.com/) where he leads a globally distributed engineering organization that is building tools and services to enable musicians to unleash their creative potential. He's spent the last 10 years building and scaling distributed engineering teams for startups and bootstrapping Latin-American open-source software communities. When not in meetings, he listens to hardcore punk. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia, lives in New York and loves empanadas.

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  • Discussion on Executive Communication and Managing Up

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    Note: We will start at 6:30 exactly. Setting expectations with your managers or executives is an art in itself. This is doubly true if your managers are non-technical, and under a lot of pressure. Let's discuss the different ways we do this, what works well, what to avoid. As always, a group of us will hang out afterwards at a bar nearby. We like to hang out at Rye, which is at 11 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, between Avenue of Americas and 5th. They have both drinks and food. http://ryehousenyc.com/

  • Discussion on Autonomy - Team and Individual

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    Note: We will start at 6:30 exactly. This month let's have a roundtable discussion about the topic of Autonomy. What does it mean? How do you achieve it? How do you balance autonomy of teams and individuals vs the need to lead and manage? As always, a group of us will hang out afterwards at a bar nearby. We like to hang out at Rye, which is at 11 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, between Avenue of Americas and 5th. They have both drinks and food. http://ryehousenyc.com/

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  • CTO Therapy Session

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    Note: We will start at 6:30 exactly. As always, a group of us will hang out afterwards at a bar nearby. We like to hang out at Rye, which is at 11 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, between Avenue of Americas and 5th. They have both drinks and food. http://ryehousenyc.com/

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  • Workshop for Tech Leads / New Technical Leaders

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    Note: We will start at 6:30 exactly. This session will be specifically targeted at new technical leaders. We will go over several scenarios a tech lead is likely to face. We will divide into groups, and discuss the scenarios. Afterward, we will discuss each with the larger group and understand different ways to handle the situations. As always, a group of us will hang out afterwards at a bar nearby. We like to hang out at Rye, which is at 11 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, between Avenue of Americas and 5th. They have both drinks and food. http://ryehousenyc.com/

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