Refactoring Trust on Your Team – CTO Summit NYC 2018

Posted on January 18, 2019

I was thrilled to be back at the CTO Summit in NYC this year! I was also excited to expand my Trust & Teams talk to full-length and to get to talk directly to managers.

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Tech Hiring in Chicago: Interview on CBS News

Posted on May 5, 2018

I was interviewed for CBS news on the unemployment rate, job recovery, and tech hiring in Chicago. Sneak peeks of my team at DevMynd Software too!

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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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