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Navigating Tech Leadership: Challenges and Strategies

30 minutes


Join us for a discussion on navigating tech leadership roles in the dynamic world of technology.

In this talk, we will explore the essence of managerial roles in the tech industry, examining the unique challenges faced by leaders at different levels. We’ll discuss the critical decision every developer must make regarding balancing or giving up hands-on expertise with management responsibilities, as well as the challenges of transitioning from a primarily technical role to a managerial position.

Additionally, we’ll explore the challenges that managees may face when led by managers and tech leads who may lack management training or experience. We’ll also discuss strategies for fostering a more inclusive and supportive engineering culture overall.

Let’s talk about management in tech from the perspective of a tech lead that identifies as a woman.

The speaker

Çağıl Uluşahin Sönmez

Çağıl Uluşahin Sönmez

Çağıl is a software engineer based in London. She has been working with Python and Django since 2008.

Currently she is working as a Lead Backend Engineer at Kraken Tech.

She is vice president in Django Software Foundation, co-organiser of London Django Meetup, Pycon Turkey, DjangoGirls Turkey, and a PSF managing member.