Gittogether | How to stay technical as an Engineering leader | Robin Gupta

Gittogether | How to stay technical as an Engineering leader | Robin Gupta

Apr 15, 2024

"Every engineer hits the fork in the road in their career, deciding whether to grow as an engineering manager or an architect. The dangling question is: ""How will I keep my technical skills sharp?"" This was the predicament I faced as I transitioned from a Tech Lead to a Senior Management role. My solution? Open source.

In this talk, I will share how contributing to open source projects became the key to maintaining and enhancing my technical skills while ascending the leadership ladder. This involvement not only kept me technically up-to-date but also deeply connected to the practical challenges and innovations in the field.

I'll discuss strategies for integrating hands-on technical work with leadership responsibilities. Balancing these two facets involves a combination of continuous learning, effective time management, and fostering a culture of innovation and mentorship within teams.

Join me in exploring how staying engaged with technical projects, especially in the open source community, can serve as a powerful tool for leaders to remain technically adept. This talk will provide insights and actionable strategies for engineering leaders striving to maintain their technical edge in the dynamic world of technology leadership."

🔑The main takeaways will be:

  1. Embrace open source projects to stay technically sharp while leading.
  2. Master the art of juggling technical tasks with leadership duties.
  3. Prioritize continuous learning to evolve as a tech-savvy leader.
  4. Foster a team culture that values innovation and mentorship.

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