Frameworks for Feedback Extended — written feedback, managing up and more!

I gave my Frameworks for Feedback talk at Self Conf. It was a 45 minute slot and, sadly, not recorded. Because I had more time, I added information about questions I often get, including written feedback and managing up. I also got some really good questions about requesting feedback with "Start, Stop, Continue" and how to reframe that if needed. We came up with "What am I doing well? What should I continue doing? Where can I improve? What ...

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Frameworks for Feedback at RailsConf 2016

I was super excited to get to give my Frameworks for Feedback talk at RailsConf! Slides are here. Code reviews, stand ups, retros, and performance reviews acknowledge the importance of communication and feedback, but they don’t help you give negative feedback or ensure that you hear the small things before they become big things. Let’s talk about feedback and examine frameworks for how to ask for and frame feedback effectively. Not all ...

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Talking about Write/Speak/Code on CodeNewbie

Posted on December 18, 2015

I was super excited to speak to my former coworker, Saron Yitbarek, on her amazing podcast CodeNewbie. She's created an incredible community dedicated to supporting new developers. Listen to my interview here.

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Frameworks for Feedback at DevOpsDays Chicago 2015 [Updated: with video!]

Posted on August 26, 2015

I gave a talk on "Frameworks for Feedback" at DevOpsDays Chicago. The organizers asked me to add in a little about diversity and microaggressions, so it's pretty jam-packed, but seemed to be well received. Also, the DevOps community is awesome. (more…)

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Increasing the visibility and leadership of women in tech — TEDxRiverNorth

Posted on April 28, 2015

It was a huge honor — and super terrifying — to be asked to speak at the first TEDxRiverNorth at 1871. It was also immediately following returning from the 2nd annual Write/Speak/Code conference. I was lucky to get to work with our speaking coach right before I left NYC. Thanks Melissa!

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