(2019 - 8 of 10) Lessons From the Trenches

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September 27, 2019

(2019 - 8 of 10) Lessons From the Trenches

Calibrate 2019 (8 of 10) - https://www.calibratesf.com/

“Lessons From the Trenches“ - Nidhi Gupta, Experienced Engineering Executive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtKTXzrGpOQ&list=PL8iMj9kx_ykQP637PoLaHAqm8mGYf4yE1&index=8

As a new Engineering Manager, you pretty much drink from the firehose. This role is such a multi dimensional role, that you often are trying, simultaneously, to master a variety of skills. Nidhi’s talk will go into covering her philosophy on Engineering Management - The Five P’s. Additionally, she will discuss some lessons she learnt about management that no one usually teaches. These little known facts, helped her become a much better engineering leader.

About Nidhi:

Nidhi Gupta is former Chief Product Officer at Hired, a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. At Hired, Nidhi led the company’s global product, design, engineering, and operations teams. Nidhi is a skilled engineer and product executive who is passionate about building and growing thriving product and engineering organizations that deliver world-class products at scale. Prior to Hired, Nidhi was Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering at Tophatter and Upwork. Previously, she was instrumental in leading mobiTV and Ning through hyper-growth and expansion.

About Calibrate:

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.

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  1. Lessons from the Trenches NIDHI GUPTA @NidhiGuptaSF

  2. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES Many coffees later… We go for

    “Walk and Talks” Fill in the blanks on each other
  3. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES HACKATHON!

  4. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES JUDGING

  5. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES TRUST

  6. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES Walk and Talk SLACK EMAIL TEXT

  7. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES Connect with each other at a

    human level
  8. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES Establish a mutual relationship of trust

    and respect
  9. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES FIVE P’s

  10. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES People Keep pulse on your organization

  11. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES Photo Credit: systemsvalley.com

  12. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES People Keep pulse on your organization

    Customize for your organization Process
  13. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES Missing deadlines Bugs Eye contact Project

    Manager Engineering Manager vs
  14. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES People Keep pulse on your organization

    Customize for your organization Process You are an EM first Projects
  15. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES BIG PICTURE

  16. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES People Keep pulse on your organization

    Customize for your organization Process You are an EM first Projects You bring the big picture Platform
  17. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES Photo Credit: gearmotions.com

  18. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES People Keep pulse on your organization

    Customize for your organization Process You are an EM first Projects You bring the big picture Platform Be product opinionated! Product
  19. Thanks! LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES @NidhiGuptaSF nidhihgupta