Come, join us on April 23 for exciting talks by two awesome speakers from Hootsuite:
Leading Small, Successful Teams: ask questions, make plans, and clear the way
Speaker: Alex McRoberts
Stepping into and growing a small team has its own unique challenges. Alex will talk about asking questions to understand where your team's strengths lie, making plans to achieve outcomes, and clearing the way for the team to stay focused.
Alex McRoberts is currently a Software Development Manager at Hootsuite, managing products in the Ads teams. Alex has previously worked in various roles across a range of hardware and software companies from smart homes, to smart eyewear, to smart motorcycles. Alex holds a BEng in Software Engineering from University of Ulster, in N. Ireland.
Managing Managers: how to make the leap from managing individual contributors to managing managers.
Speaker: Kiana Mohseni
Managing individuals and managing manager have a lot in common but also differ in significant ways. Kiana will be sharing her insights on critical keys to success as you move up the management chain.
Kiana Mohseni is a senior technologist with over 20 years of leadership in delivering complex software products from satellite mission planning systems to video games. Kiana is currently Senior Director of Software Development at Hootsuite, leading 3 global engineering team, Analytics, Ads and Growth. Prior to Hootsuite, Kiana held a number of roles at leading technology companies such as Amazon, Electronic Arts and MDA, to name a few. She holds a BSc in Engineering and an MSc in Computer Science from University of London in UK and an MBA from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
Thanks Hoosuite for hosting this event.
Feel free to invite your friends or fellow managers to join us as well.
5:30-6:00p.m. Mingle and meet new friends
6:00-7:00p.m. Talk and Q&A
7:00-7:30p.m. Tidy up and chat with your new friends
Location Note Hootsuite is located at 5 E.8th Avenue, Vancouver. Please sign in from the front desk.
Hosted by: Hootsuite
Please RSVP if you are coming and please update promptly if your plan changes. Our "No Show" policy - we will remove you from the group if you RSVP but do not show up a few times. We hope that it would provide some fairness to our hosting company, our organizers as well as other people who got onto the wait list wanting to come to our events.
If you have a location to host our events in the future or if you would like to present in our group, please contact our organizers Vivian Lau, David Slater or Calvin Cestari. We would love to hear from you!
Are you working in the software/tech industry? Do you manage a team (or teams) of software developers? Have you ever wonder how you can be a better engineering manager? Come join this group to meet with other software managers, share your experience and resources, discuss about your challenges and learn from one another. We'll be discussing topics in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, scaling development teams and more.