High Performing Teams

Past Presentations

The Apollo Mindset: Making Mission Impossible, Possible

Fifty years ago, humanity reached for the stars and achieved the seemingly impossible. Richard Wiseman, author of Shoot for the Moon, interviewed many of the surviving Apollo controllers about the mindset behind their stunning achievement. Wiseman will share the Apollo story from the perspective...

Richard Wiseman Author of the Luck Factor, previously Consultant for National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games, History’s Your Bleeped Up Brain, & Discovery’s MythBusters.
Secrets of a Strong Engineering Culture

Engineers today have many choices about where they work. A big determinant is the engineering culture - an aspect that reaches across the full stack. As a technical leader, what can you do to influence, change and build a stronger engineering culture?In this talk, Patrick will explore the...

Patrick Kua Tech Leader, former CTO/Chief Scientist
Technical Leadership Through the Underground Railroad

Technical leaders are often tasked with guiding teams through difficult times. The Underground Railroad provides insights into how to navigate challenging conditions and find success. The principles that Conductors on the Underground Railroad followed can be directly applied to technical leadership.

Anjuan Simmons Engineering Coach @helpscout
Leading a Journey to Better Quality

Often managers are tasked with work to help improve teams and the engineering disciplines they follow. Most managers, unfortunately, end up deciding for themselves what practices will work best for the team and start by mandating change. However, a true leader likes to think about how everyone...

Maryam Umar Head Of Quality @thoughtmachine
DevOps Is More Complex and Harder Than You Think. Personal Lessons.

Patrick pioneered the concept and actually wrote the book on DevOps, but it hasn't all been simple even for him. DevOps is inherently complex and with some many things to consider there are many risks and things that can be missed or go wrong. Patrick lets us in on his personal lessons and...

Patrick Debois Director of DevOps Relations and Advisor @snyksec & Co-author of the DevOps Handbook
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

Interviews

Jessica Kerr Polyglot Functional Developer on the JVM

Develop Your Development Experience

How you you describe the persona and level of the target audience?

Mid-to-senior developers, architects, and development managers. These are people who want to improve their teams, but the methods prescribed so far aren't doing enough for them.

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Finbarr Joy Senior Technology Adviser @Superbet

Engineering Culture Revived

What is the focus of your work as CTO at Superbet today?

We are currently building the technology capability for a new global online betting and gaming proposition. My role involves everything from establishing platform direction, new capabilities / teams, ways of working, and influencing our digital business strategy.

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Maryam Umar Head Of Quality @thoughtmachine

Leading a Journey to Better Quality

What is the focus of your work these days?

I work as Head of Quality at Thought Machine, and my focus has been one to enable teams to bake quality in the entire process, but not only engineering, it's also focused on how we work with clients, how we create processes, are we creating the right processes and so on. I work on measuring a lot of metrics as part of this....

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Victoria Puscas Engineering Manager - Pricing / Logistics Algorithms @Deliveroo

The Good the Bad the Ugly: Making Teams Perform Better

What is the focus of your work these days?

I am an Engineering Manager at Deliveroo. I joined the company about 3 years ago as a software engineer and changed roles 2.5 years ago. I look after Logistics Algorithms and Rider Pricing teams at the same time.

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