The term 'software engineering' was coined back in the 60s. Since then, software practices have evolved at an incredible pace along with the traits of our role as leaders of development teams. Although some key principles remain unchanged, it is not easy to keep the pace as we are learning and changing at the same time. From the hurdles of the Apollo program, the 80s' software crisis, the open-source movement and the Internet, to large scale systems in the cloud; let's explore where software engineering management comes from, where it seems to be going and how can we contribute to making it even better.
Diego Quiroga, Software Development Manager at Amazon, is going to lead us in finding connections between the challenges of our role as SDMs and some aspects of the engineering work in the Apollo Lunar Module.
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 TBA ... downtown Vancouver
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.