Trust & Teams at GORUCO 2017

Posted on July 18, 2017

I reached the conference trifeca! I was so excited to be a speaker at GORUCO this year after having been an attendee and an organizer (2013 and 2014). Slides are here. Trust is at the core of whether we are happy at work or not. Trust is at the core of whether we like who we work with. Trust is at the core of whether people perceive us to be good at our jobs. But what is trust? How do you know when it's missing? And how do you fix it when ...

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Becoming an Engineering Leader Panel at RailsConf 2017

This is where my thoughts and passion lie right now and I was incredibly excited to have this panel accepted at RailsConf. I was even more excited to have such an amazing, diverse, thoughtful group of panelists in Abel Martin, Neha Batra, and Shay Howe. Are you a new manager? Have you been asked to lead a project? Do you want to see change in your company but don't feel you have the position to enact it? Are you terrified or nervous or ...

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Building resilience in our organizations, our teams, and ourselves at DevOpsDays Chicago 2016

Posted on October 18, 2016

Really excited to get to speak at DevOpsDays Chicago again. It's an amazing community that values collaboration and communication as much as I do. The whole team behind DevOpsDays Chicago and DevOpsDays in general are great people. This was my first Ignite talk and I found it super stressful. I think I'm better when I can ramble and adapt to the audience. :) We talk about redundancy and security when it comes to our infrastructure and ...

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On Diversity in Tech Burnout

Posted on August 18, 2016

I was really happy to be able to contribute to ModelViewCulture's article on Diversity in Tech Burnout. It's a topic that is very poignant for me and difficult to talk about. I suspect with more distance, I'll be writing more myself. In the meantime, this article says most of what I would say. Putting a Spotlight on Diversity in Tech Burnout

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Frameworks for Feedback at DevOpsDays ATL 2016

Sorry if you're getting fatigued seeing me give this talk. I am thrilled that's it's been so popular and I think it's really telling of the things people are craving to learn and understanding.

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