Strong Engineering Culture, Strong Product Culture

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1-3 Smail St · Ultimo

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1-3 Smail St · Ultimo, NSW

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What we'll do

Strong Engineering Culture, Strong Product Culture

Another rocking event scheduled at Deputy - 1-3 Smail St, Ultimo NSW 2007, with a comprehensive discussion headed by their Product Team and the engineering team. Expect to hear honest insights from their leading engineering and product folks.

A healthy relationship between product managers and engineers is critical to building meaningful products. It’s also essential in creating a team where people look forward to solving challenging problems together. With shared leadership, inclusive decision making, mutual respect, and a commitment to helping each other succeed, you can build a team that delivers results and attracts great people.

We hope to provide a glimpse into how engineering and product culture works at Deputy, and give you a few concrete ways to think about the culture in your own workplace.

Agenda for the night

Presentation 1: How to communicate with Engineers in a language they understand (no, not Javascript)! - Julia Danylyk, Android Developer

Presentation 2: How we develop PM/ Engineering relationships at Deputy *Squad specific - Ankita Mehta, PM

Presentation 3: Balancing product and engineering | creating the right culture, Christoper Logan, VP of Engineering

Panel discussion with live poll questions.

A little insight into Deputy-
Deputy - your trusted second-in-command - is a comprehensive workforce management tool for businesses. Our mission is to see every shift in the world rostered on Deputy! We are a product-led organisation, using innovative cloud-based technology, machine learning and A.I, headquartered in Australia, and growing rapidly across America, APAC and EMEA.

Our rockstar speakers for the night -

Christopher Logan, VP of Engineering

Hi I’m Christopher Logan, a people and results focused Engineering Manager. Previously Engineering Lead at Tyro Payments.

I believe in a true balance between empowering great people and achieving highly successful technical results.

I believe in effective and concise communication. People who communicate well and know how to work together know what’s expected, how to go about it, who to talk to, what’s going on and where to get information. It breeds trust and belief. It supports education and constant improvement. Good communicators can learn anything and better yet, improve those around them.

Ankita Mehta,Product Manager - Deputy

Ankita started her career as a software engineer at Cisco Systems. Prior to joining Deputy as a product manager, she founded a startup in the early childcare space. She's extremely passionate about energising teams around solving painful customer problems. Having been an engineer previously, she believes a healthy relationship between PM and Engineering is critical to building successful products. When she's not nagging customers or stalking their every tap or click, this yogi enjoys a Byte of #ChipsAndSalsa every now and again, but coffee wasn't really her cup of tea, until she moved to Australia.

Julia Danylyk, Android Developer

Julia is passionate Android Developer, with more than 3 years of experience designing, building, testing and maintaining android applications for startups. She moved to Australia 2 years ago from Ukraine and now is a part of Deputy family, working in a data driven team the goal of which is to bring more customers on board and to improve user experience. Julia believes in self-education, enjoys solving complex problem and applies her knowledge to make users’ life easier.

Come join us for a night of insightful honest discussion between engineering and product world

Its going to be lots of fun!

All are welcome!