A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of performing a keynote speech for a meetup of engineering managers and leaders in San Francisco. Hosted by a community that is, well, called exactly that—San Francisco Engineering Leadership Community (SFELC)—the group is a good venue for folks in management positions share their experiences, learn from one another, and traverse an otherwise lonely journey with like-minded souls. My compliments have to go out to Jerry Li, the founder and host of SFELC, for putting together the meetup and managing the complex logistics of keeping a couple-hundred engineering leads engaged.
The talk is called Mapping a Career in Leadership, and the lede was that it was a topic inspired by my 5-year-old kindergartener who has an affinity for Google maps. Jerry did a pretty amazing job taking down notes and presenting it in written form here:
How Should Engineering Leaders Think About Their Career Growth?
There’s even video!
Again, thanks to Jerry & SFELC for organizing, and of course to Affirm (full disclosure: I work there) for hosting.