What we’re about
Welcome! We’re a group of engineering leaders (managers, heads/VPs of engineering, and CTOs) who care about people and want to grow and learn together. We're also open to product leaders, aspiring engineering leaders, and people who work closely with engineering leaders and care deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To support this community, we organize knowledge-sharing & networking events on a range of topics, mostly focused on the people side of leadership. We aim to make the tech industry more welcoming by creating a diverse and equitable community of peers and role models.
All attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organizers at any of our meetups are required to follow our Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the meetup.
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- How to balance individual contributor (IC) work and manager workLink visible for attendees
How to balance IC work and manager work
The demands on engineering leaders have never been higher than they are in today’s economic climate. Not only do we have to navigate the very different role of people management, including leading teams through layoffs or other restructures that may lead to more direct reports, but in many cases, we are also asked to code features ourselves!
So how do we balance? Do we spend 2 days coding and 3 days managing? Do we split our days down the middle? In this talk we’ll discuss various strategies to balance, as well as help you understand how you can discover the optimal approach for your individual work style, so that you’ll always be able to stay on top of both IC work and management work.
A critical part of managing this balance is mastering how to be productive as a leader – because the tips and tricks we used to be productive as an IC won’t always transfer over to leadership, since it’s a fundamentally different job! In this talk we’ll also look at productivity ideas designed for the unique demands of a management role. And because we know each individual is unique, we’ll help you learn how to discover which practices are best suited for you.
About the speaker
Andrew Murphy has been in the tech industry for 10+ years and started as a software developer before becoming a leader in consultancies and product-based SaaS companies (most recently Group Engineering Manager at Linktree). He now runs Tech Leaders Launchpad, a leadership training course that’s been specifically designed for new and emerging tech leaders.
Agenda for the session
- 30 min – Presentation and Q&A (this part will be recorded & shared later)
- 30 min – Discussion in small groups, where you can chat with peers about your own challenges and learnings (this part won't be recorded)
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