March 7-9, 2018
Montreal, Canada

Heads down to Heads Up, Transitioning to Leadership for Devs

Making the shift from individual contributor to manager is hard for developers looking to 'level up' in their career. The skills you've built over your career got you here, but they won't get you or your team to a productive place.

In this talk, we'll examine the principals of team building, how Tuckman's group development can be a barometer for your team, and ways to develop skills that will make you a better communicator and leader.

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Newman Hunter

Electronic Arts

Newman Hunter is a technologist, leader, and speaker with over 14 years of experience inside the gaming industry. Specializing in the design and implementation of scaleable web services, he has worked with technologies from Javascript and PHP through emergent platforms on .NET and Java, most recently creating reactive cloud based services for Gears of War 4 with Microsoft Studios.

He currently works as Technical Director of Quality Intelligence at Electronic Arts in Vancouver.

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