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Wednesday, August 21 • 4:20pm - 5:45pm
Building Diverse and Excellent Engineering Teams - Lori Barfield, RaiseMe

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Managers: Is your team’s workload growing faster than you can hire new talent? Do you agonize over which candidate would be best for your team? Do you have trouble persuading candidates to say yes, even when it looks like a perfect fit?

Executives: Do you have a manager under you who has open headcount requisitions so stale, they have birthdays?

HR Professionals: Do your candidate quizzes and cookie cutter requirements turn off the real talent? Are you frustrated by the lack of diverse candidates responding to your technical positions?

The engineering team expansion process is daunting, and it’s clear from candidate complaints that managers aren’t usually aware of best practices for building excellent teams. And they are often at odds with their HR teams about how to build diverse and excellent teams. Instead of receiving mentoring, most have to learn by making mistakes. The goal of this tutorial is to give attendees a distillation of best practices for creating new job positions and filling them. Taught by a long time engineering leader and hiring manager, it is complete with handouts and exercises, and has a unique analytical approach that will resonate with engineers.

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Lori Barfield

Founder, RaiseMe
Lori joined her first Internet startup as a senior system administrator. When that company went public, she was hooked, and helping smaller firms prevail against well established rivals has been her passion ever since. She is currently a consulting C*O and a chair at the SCaLE and... Read More →

Wednesday August 21, 2019 4:20pm - 5:45pm PDT
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