Calibrate 2019 (1 of 10) - https://www.calibratesf.com/
“Opening Keynote: The Product Triangle“ - Michael Lopp, Slack, VP of Engineering
Using a Venn diagram to help define and gain a shared understanding of each cross-functional team lead’s roles, this talk explains the relationship between engineering, product, design and technical product management at different types of tech companies. The overlap areas in the Venn diagram are “dark work”, the glue that keeps the teams working well together, which are areas for managers to keep track of and be accountable for.
Michael is a Silicon Valley-based engineering leader who builds both people and product at companies such as Borland, Netscape, Palantir, and Apple. While he’s not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about pens, bridges, people, poker, and werewolves at the popular weblog, ‘Rands in Repose’. He currently works as the VP of Engineering at Slack in San Francisco.
Calibrate was a conference for new engineering leaders hosted by seasoned engineering leaders. Organized and hosted by Sharethrough, it was conducted yearly in September, from 2015-2019 in San Francisco, California.