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      From Startup to Sustainability: Best Practices for Engineering Teams in Times of Transition


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      About the Talk

      A more reliable way to scale where you move fast, and break less. Learn how to structure your business goals to mitigate potential risk, knock down technical debt, and improve processes.

      What You’ll Learn

      • Getting ahead of change before it becomes critical
      • Identifying change opportunities in people, processes, and code
      • Designing processes for right now, instead of yesterday/tomorrow
      • Kick-starting change and facilitating continuous learning

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      Suzanne Pherigo, Senior Director of Engineering, DigitalOcean
      Suzanne Pherigo has been a technology leader for more than two decades. She enjoys growing strong teams that deliver on commitments and helping people use and grow their special strengths and skills.



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      Scaling Up Engineering: Managing People, Process, and Technology at Each Growth Stage


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      “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

      About the Talk

      Al Sene, VP of Engineering at DigitalOcean, shares how you can avoid the pitfalls of a rapidly growing engineering team and anticipate key inflection points when scaling. Get tips on managing resources across people, process, and technology at each growth stage.

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      About the Presenter

      Al Sene is VP of Engineering at DigitalOcean. He leads DigitalOcean’s Product Development teams, including Compute, Networking, Storage, Developer Productivity, and Data Platforms & Sciences. He is responsible for driving innovation and velocity in key services and products to meet the evolving demands of DigitalOcean customers. Prior to DigitalOcean, he held VP of Engineering roles at DDN and NexGen Storage – which was acquired by Fusion-io and SanDisk. He has also held several technical and management roles at Hewlett-Packard. He studied Computer Science at St. Cloud State University and received his MBA from Colorado State University.



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      Pain-Free Quarterly Planning for Product & Engineering Teams


      How to Join

      This Tech Talk is free and open to everyone. Register on Eventbrite here to receive a link to join on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 4:30–5:15 p.m. ET.

      About the Talk

      Quarterly planning shouldn’t be like a visit to the dentist! Learn from the DigitalOcean Marketplace team about how they’re able to align and excite the team around goal setting with an easy-to-follow process they’ll teach you, live.

      What You’ll Learn

      • Tools you need to engage and align your entire team in your quarterly goal-setting and planning process, instead of it just being a “managers” or “product” thing.
      • Specific steps that take you from brainstorming to decision making and final goal selection, in less than two weeks.

      This Talk is Designed For

      • Product managers
      • Engineering managers
      • Anyone leading the product function, especially startup founders

      About the Presenters

      Antonio Rosales (@a_webtone) and John Gannon (@johnmgannon) have worked together on the DigitalOcean Marketplace as an Engineering Manager/Product Manager tandem from inception through its scale-up beyond 150+ open source and commercial apps.

      To join the live Tech Talk, register here.





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