Top 5 IT management meetup videos in March, 2021

After our last IT management post about February’s most interesting meetup videos, we’re back once again, with our hand-picked selection of the top 5 IT management meetup videos from March.

Building mental health resources in tech

In this talk, Rahat discusses the importance of self-care and keeping up your mental health while working in the tech industry. We discuss the burnout, anxiety, and imposter syndrome we feel behind all of the technical feats we accomplish. Starting with his own journey and struggles with Depression and Anxiety we will discuss ways to navigate these feelings as well as things we can do to help get better mental health support in the tech industry.

Leadership in hypergrowth: A case study from Shapr3D

Interview with Ákos Kapui, VP of Engineering at Shapr3D. He talks about running an engineering organization in hypergrowth, doubling its employee count every year. Pick up his tips, tricks, and learn from his experience as he goes into detail on recruitment, decision making at scale, and planning while in hypergrowth.

In this interview we’re covering:

-Challenges in hypergrowth 

-Finding the right employees 

-Key moments for a startup in hypergrowth 

-Scaling management as the organization grows 

-Planning hypergrowth 

-Preparations for projected growth

In search of the missing boredom

In Search of the Missing Boredom – Matt Wohlmuth’s presentation summary from Coding Sans internal conference 2021 February.

Key points:

-The role of technology in our life 

-Take control of your information diet 

-How to handle interruptions and context switching 

-How to invite boredom back in your life

Software engineers: Levelling up

“This talk is an opinion piece based on what I have observed over my 25 year career, in particular, what I learnt as I helped engineers grow and improve at some of the world’s largest tech companies. It is a reflection of my time at Amazon, with a sprinkling of Facebook, and is about what I believe good looks like for each level of software engineer as they move from Junior to Principal and beyond. Hint: It’s more than your technical ability to write code.”

Richard Owen has been both a software engineer (12 yrs) and an Engineering Leader (13 yrs) at companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Nine Australia and the BBC. He has accidentally specialised in Video on Demand applications (across Web, Mobile and Connected Devices) with a focus on user experience and mentoring of my teams.

Help remove roadblocks for your dev team

Join us as Pluralsight author, Jeremy Morgan chats with Director of engineering at Fernish, Kim Burgaard; VP of engineering at Via, Rodney Cox; and Engineering Manager of business solution and implementations at T-Mobile, Axel Robinson. Together, they’ll dive in to help you better understand developer productivity.

Software development trends come and go rapidly. A tool or framework used today might be obsolete tomorrow. We take a snapshot of the industry every year, to see how it has evolved, and make an educated guess as to where it’s headed.

The State of Software Development 2021 report gives you the data you need to benchmark your activities against other survey participants, get insight from others walking in your shoes to improve your developer team and keep up with the industry.

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