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Rebooting Culture

Camille recalls just one thing from her first ever review as a lead developer: being told she had created a culture of fear. She spent the next few years figuring out how to lead, not assault – and how to help her team accomplish and enjoy coming to work.
Rebooting Culture

What I wish I knew as a first time tech lead

Patrick Kua has led a number of different teams at software consultancy firm ThoughtWorks and is the author of 'Talking with Tech Leads'. Patrick shared some useful insights around role development and leadership at the Lead Developer 2016, and here is a summary of his presentation.
What I wish I knew as a first time tech lead

The Lead Developer UK 2017 Scholarship Scheme

We’d love for everyone to be able to attend The Lead Developer UK 2017, but we know that some people’s personal or financial circumstances will make this difficult, which is why we’re setting aside a number of free tickets as part of our scholarship scheme. The scheme is open for all to apply to, and chosen applicants will receive access to all content, food, drink and all the extras. In some special cases, we are able to cover travel and accommodation.
The Lead Developer UK 2017 Scholarship Scheme

Proactivity: the key trait of a successful leader of leads

Monika Piotrowicz is Director of Front-end Development at Shopify. As an experienced tech lead her talk at The Lead Developer 2016 focuses on raising and managing new leads successfully. Monika suggests that the busy person’s tendency to be reactive can hold leaders back. As such, she provides some tips on being proactive – and how this can benefit you and your team of developers.

Proactivity: the key trait of a successful leader of leads

Key considerations for early-stage development

At The Lead Developer UK 2016, Heidi Waterhouse shared her key considerations for early-stage development in what she refers to as the ‘Seven righteous fights’. This post outlines the key elements of a project that, if not implemented or fixed at the beginning, will cost you dearly further down the road.

Key considerations for early-stage development

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