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Thursday, October 12 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Dear Boss: Help Me to Help You - A Simple Plan for a Motivated and Engaged Development Team – Rick Tywoniak, Cisco

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Every manager wants to lead a team that is engaged and motivated. But not every manager knows how to create the environment that a happy dev team needs. But, don’t panic. Here’s a plan to help your manager really understand what makes your dev team click. The key to keeping us engaged and motivated is creating space to play, learn and solve. Developers are lifelong self-learners, easily frustrated when stuck in a role with no opportunity to learn new technologies and broaden their skill set. Carve out time to experiment with cutting edge technologies and solve compelling, business-critical problems – give us a regular dose of why we became developers in the first place and it will positively impact every facet of the wider development team. Leveraging automation and tools within a DevOps culture is one way to help free up time for us to focus on work that is more interesting and also allow us to continue to build our skill set. In this session, Rick Tywoniak will share his own experience as a developer and now a team leader, providing insight into how you can help your manager better understand what you need in order to stay motivated, engaged and happy.

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Rick Tywoniak

Senior Director, Cisco
Rick Tywoniak has held various senior leadership positions at Cisco System since 2001. Most recently in Rick co-founded Cisco’s DevNet Developer Program in January of 2014. The DevNet program provides the tools and resources for developers who are interested in developing innovative... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Track 2: Yosemite Room