Marion Sartor - Taking The Lead

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For the month of April we will step back from raw code with long-time member Marion Sartor. She will discuss her experience and the process of transitioning from a developer to a technical lead, with the skills needed to effectively lead the team.


In software development, the two typical career paths are management and architect/systems design. Both of these share a common transitional step from development to the manager or architect role, a lead position. Time spent as a developer allows one to master technical skills that are useful as a leader, but being a technical lead requires skills beyond those of a developer.

This talk will explore the interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills that the most successful leads have cultivated, and how to go about expanding your own skill set to include these.