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Tuesday, October 2 • 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Developer Track | Engineering Excellence: Technological Communication & Best Practices of High-Performing Teams

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3:30 - 4:10 PM - Technological Communication

Adam Coulon, Cofounder and CTO, WiGo Trips

Communication within any technical field is becoming increasingly significant to building an effective team. In order to successfully execute the vision of a product requires collaboration between those who understand its requirements, and those who have the technical expertise to create it. Teams are comprised of variety of roles, and often each role brings a different set of professional experience and expertise to the overall effort. This creates a non-trivial, multi-dimensional communication problem. Because there is not a standard solution, it is important to understand the fundamentals of how communication occurs between different types of roles on a team in order to successfully complete a product.

The purpose of this talk is to share my personal observations and conclusions on communication within a technological team. The talk will begin by touching on the interactions between those with common roles, then move on to the difficulties that are faced within the interactions between those with different roles. The talk will conclude with recommendations on techniques that I believe will improve overall team communication, and then shift into an interactive discussion (pending interest).

4:10 - 4:50 PM - Engineering Excellence: Best Practices of High-Performing Teams

Shaun Martin, Rebase LLC

Technology has the ability to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges, and it’s usually the dynamic, growing organizations who are best positioned to create these solutions.

Yet the biggest factor that separates companies who are massively successful from those that wither and die is NOT the funding, the founder, or one killer feature.

No, it’s the team's ability to execute effectively, to perform at a high level, to repeatedly build and deliver solutions quickly and efficiently.

I recently got to witness an interview with two mega-successful entrepreneurs: Uri Levine (Waze, Moovit) and Jennifer Fleiss (Rent the Runway, Jetblack), where they confirmed what I already knew: They both said the #1 most important contributor to their success was building a great team.

Join us as we dive into the habits and practices that make the talented teams in Engineering truly elite.

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Adam Coulon

Cofounder and CTO, WiGo Trips
Talk to me about anything nerdy and technological!
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Shaun Martin

Founder, Rebase

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Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor, ACL

Attendees (195)