The best software teams are led by engineers, but running a technical team requires a whole different set of skills than the ones that make a good engineer. Come join us at our monthly meetup for Chicago tech leads to swap war stories and best practices, and generally learn from each other.
The focus is on the particular challenges of leading a team while still doing technical work, but we welcome attendees of any role, from CTOs to individual contributors to freelancers. Food provided, so RSVP!
The topic for this month is on running retrospectives and post-mortems. We'll host a discussion about Etsy's practice of running "blameless postmortems" (https://codeascraft.com/2012/05/22/blameless-postmortems/) and talk about when those ideas have and haven't worked for attendees.
We're excited to welcome tech leads from Trunk Club and Enova, and look forward to hosting meetups at their offices in 2017!