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Talking With Tech Leads

Patrick Kua | GOTOpia November 2020

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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 that will make you a more successful Tech Lead.

In this talk, you'll learn:

  • You'll understand how a developer and a tech lead role are very different and what they can do to prepare

Attendees: Join the #teams channel on Slack to send your questions to Patrick

About the speakers

Patrick Kua
Patrick Kua

O'Reilly author and technology leader