Modern Product Teams in Big Corporations && Are you a good web engineer?

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Gladbacher Str. 74 · Düsseldorf

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In October, we will be sponsored by sipgate (https://www.sipgate.de/) and do an evening with two talks.

• Modern Product Teams in Big Corporations - Inspirational quotes on your office walls will not make your enterprise work as a startup (by Sumit Kumar)
• Are you a good web engineer? - Measuring people's performance is a fool's errand, but we still have to do it and we can be better at it. (by Joost Ronkes)

+++ Agenda +++
• 18:30 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink and socialize
• 19:10 - ~19:45: Talk #1 + Q&A
• 19:55 - ~20:30: Talk #2 + Q&A
• 20:25 - Open End: Socialising

+++ Modern Product Teams in Big Corporations - Inspirational quotes on your office walls will not make your enterprise work as a startup (by Sumit Kumar) +++
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Big corporations in Germany are struggling with digital transformation, building up modern product and software teams and moving into an agile culture. Sumit experienced this first hand with the Daimler born „Startup“ car2go that tries to move fast while being tangled in the corporate world for 10 years. He will share what works and doesn’t work and what managers and individual contributors can do to enable these teams to build great products and influence the parent companies to support their transition.

Sumit is a Developer Advocate and Frontend Expert currently working as Head of Engineering at car2go / SHARE NOW. Previously he built teams and/or web applications for Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Hugo Boss, and others.
In his spare time, he works on open source software and many side projects like geoman.io.

+++ Are you a good web engineer? - Measuring people's performance is a fool's errand, but we still have to do it and we can be better at it. (by Joost Ronkes) +++
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If you could only put together a good skill profile for web engineers, you'd be able to rate everyone, right? Unfortunately, it isn't that easy. As it turns out, people are really bad at rating others, and that skill profile is never as good as you need it to be. To get a better handle on this problem, Joost started a learning company inside of a school and he is now applying the lessons he learned about rating students in a company environment.

Joost has 20 years of professional experience in software development. Part of it as a freelancer, part of it as a game developer, and part of it as a teacher. These days he is working at trivago, where he supports experts in their fields with spreading their knowledge. That means that for the first time, writing code is not part of his job, but he was looking for a new hobby anyway.