Traversing the Org Chart
Like many techies, Kris spent her career studiously avoiding going into management. Then over the course of three years, she embarked on two radical experiments: The first was to make the leap from an individual contributor on a tech team in a traditional hierarchical company to the person in charge. Then a year and a half later, she took a role as an “all rounder” in a hip startup dedicated to staying as flat and managerless as possible. She’ll walk you through the lessons she learned along the way, like: What do managers actually *do* all day long? Is “good manager” an oxymoron? And are you really better off without one? (Spoiler: holacracy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!)
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: KRIS HOWARD
Kris Howard has been building websites in one form or another for over twenty years. She’s been a developer, a business analyst, and a manager at technology startups in the UK and Australia, most recently at Canva in Sydney. She now heads up Developer Relations for YOW Conferences, meeting and working with developers around Australia.
Read more about Kris on twitter and her website.
7:00 pm Welcome networking with refreshments
7:30 pm Presentation followed by Q&A
8:15 pm Open discussion