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Building High Performing Teams

There are many discussions outlining the secret sauce of high-performing teams, some obvious and some less so. Learn how to debug a team that isn't working well; what it's like to be part of a high performing team (spoiler: not always brilliant); and how to nail the essential ingredients of high performing teams such as trust and delegation.


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How to Debug Your Team

What do you do when software is slow? You debug it. What do you do when your team is slow? Same thing! In this talk, I will tell stories about how I debugged teams at three companies - Stride, Bauer Xcel & Meetup, and the surprising & unintentional consequences of not giving teams what...

Lisa van Gelder

Senior VP Engineering @spring_health, former VP Engineering @Meetup

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Trust, the Secret Ingredient in High Performing Team

Building a high performing team had always been a hot topic in the software world. Have you ever wondered how you can play a part in it?    Trust is one of the few key ingredients in a high performance team, In fact, the most effective way to build trust with your peers, and managers,...

Jaycee Cheong

Site Reliability Engineer @immersivelabsuk

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My Team Is High Performing But Everyone Hates Us

Being part of a high performing team is supposed to be great. Everyone’s working together, perfectly aligned and in tune with each other, delivering what the stakeholders wants, in a company that appreciates them. Except it’s not always like that.This is a story about being part...

Stephen Janaway

Technology leaderĀ @BloomandWild

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How to Supercharge a Team With Delegation

Delegation is often overlooked as some boring management concept or the process of just telling someone what to do. However, it's much more than that. Getting delegation right can supercharge your team's productivity, increase autonomy and help people learn new skills.In this talk,...

James Stanier

VP Engineering @Brandwatch

SESSION + Live Q&A London

Optimise for Time

Time is the most precious commodity we have. One thing all great teams have in common is how they make use of theirs in their pursuit of excellence. This talk is about how to use time in a way that enables teams to improve by discussing some practical advice for how to get the most out of your...

Andrew Walker

Founder at Kraken Industries

SESSION + Live Q&A London

The Good the Bad the Ugly: Making Teams Perform Better

A case study on how a team of engineers and data scientists worked together for a year and became high performing by embracing change, improving day to day practices, breaking the walls between disciplines and overcoming many communication (and other!) challenges together.

Victoria Puscas

Engineering Manager - Pricing / Logistics Algorithms @Deliveroo


Speakers from this track

Lisa van Gelder

Senior VP Engineering @spring_health, former VP Engineering @Meetup

Lisa has been in software for over 20 years, working in a wide range of companies from early stage startups to large media companies like the BBC, the Guardian newspaper & Meetup. She used to debug code, now she debugs teams for a living. Lisa is currently Senior VP Engineering at Spring...

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Jaycee Cheong

Site Reliability Engineer @immersivelabsuk

Jaycee Cheong is a software engineer at Immersive Labs, and her team philosophy is built on the mantra of ‘work for the team, with the team’.  She is also an active member of the outreach communities such as Codebar, Global CfP day, Bristol Tech Volunteer and RailGirls in...

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Stephen Janaway

Technology leaderĀ @BloomandWild

Steve is the VP of Engineering at Bloom & Wild, Europe’s fastest-growing online flower company. He's passionate about how we can use technology to push the boundaries of what’s possible while building sustainable, happy, high performing teams. He regularly writes and presents...

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James Stanier

VP Engineering @Brandwatch

Dr. James Stanier is a computer science Ph.D who made the jump from software engineer to manager and has never looked back. He is based in Brighton and is SVP Engineering at Brandwatch. He has built web scale real time data processing pipelines and teams of people: both are equally challenging....

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Andrew Walker

Founder at Kraken Industries

Andy Walker has been doing software engineering for nearly 30 years. He is currently the founder of Kraken Industries and was previously at Google, Skyscanner, Netscape, Sony, IBM and various startups you'll never have heard of. For the last 10 years he's been fascinated by...

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Victoria Puscas

Engineering Manager - Pricing / Logistics Algorithms @Deliveroo

Victoria Puscas is an Engineering Manager who has been working at Deliveroo for the past 3 years. The teams she looks after are building and scaling some of the most sophisticated machine learning systems the company has:  solving problems such as dispatching orders, route optimisation,...

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Track Host

Sally Goble

Senior Engineering Manager @Deliveroo

Sally has been working in software development for more than ten years. She is currently a senior engineering manager at Deliveroo, working on helping solve many of the problems that occur when rapidly scaling an organisation. Over the past year this has included creating a comprehensive...

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