GOTO 2020 • Talking With Tech Leads • Patrick Kua

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia November 2020. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia

Patrick Kua - O'Reilly Author & Technology Leader

As a software engineer, you will have learned that "naming things" will remain one of the most difficult tasks in our industry. This is even more confusing when it comes to roles and responsibilities for the tech lead role.
After interviewing many people playing technical leadership roles, establishing a European-wide tech lead training program in his last company, and training hundreds of tech leads around the world, Patrick will share his lessons learned about what exactly a tech lead is, and what it takes to make the role successful.
If you currently have or would like to take on a leadership role for an engineering team, come to this session to hear some practical tips [...]

00:00 Intro
02:07 Agenda
02:57 Archetypical story of a tech lead
04:33 Lesson 1
04:53 Archetypical story of a tech lead continued
09:34 What is a tech lead?
12:08 Lesson 2
12:17 What is a tech lead? continued
20:05 Lesson 3
20:35 Surprises & struggles
25:33 Lesson 4
25:46 Surprises & struggles continued
26:34 A great tech lead
32:19 Lesson 5
33:24 Keys to growth

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