ReactFoo 2019

ReactFoo 2019

A gathering of over 250 web and mobile developers working with React

About ReactFoo Bangalore:

ReactFoo Bangalore comes back to its original home after completing five successful editions, India-wide:

  1. ReactFoo Bangalore - September 2017
  2. ReactFoo Pune - January 2018
  3. ReactFoo Hyderabad - March 2018
  4. ReactFoo Mumbai - May 2018
  5. ReactFoo Delhi - August 2018

ReactFoo Bangalore will bring together over 250 developers working with React, and who are invested in building a space for conversations around experiences using React in production.
ReactFoo Bangalore is a single-day, single track conference with talks, office hours and Birds of Feather(BoF) sessions. Workshops will be held on 1 and 3 March, before and after the conference.

Who should attend ReactFoo:

  1. Front-end engineers
  2. Teams and companies who are evaluating frameworks to use for running applications in production
  3. Cross platform mobile developers

ReactFoo provides you the opportunity to:

  1. Learn from and network with peers from the industry
  2. Gain insights from case studies of practical implementation, and evaluate ReactJS and React Native for your work
  3. Understand how to run React in production, end-to-end, rather than only build an application with React

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Andrew Murphy

@andrewmurphy

Human Centered Leadership - Emotional Intelligence for the Technical Mind

Submitted Jan 6, 2019

There’s a huge problem in our industry, I call it “inertia-driven leadership”.

We promote our “rock star” engineers, with their excellent technical skills, into leadership positions; then we sit back and watch as they fail.

We wonder why they fail at leadership but the answer is simple, we don’t support them to improve their people skills!

In fact, we often don’t even help them realise that the role of a “senior developer” is drastically different to that of a “leader”

What we can we do to stop inertia in our new leaders?

How can we support them to learn the soft skills they need?

How can we position with them that those soft skills are important to their career?

Outline

First, I will outline the issue I have called “inertia driven leadership” and why it’s a problem that’s going to get worse.

Then, we will spend some time discussing why it exists so prevalently in our industry. The cultures that have made it appear and created this huge issue. This will be in the form of my journey through leadership and the way my mentor helped me understand what it means to be a leader, as opposed to a senior “role model” engineer

Lastly, we will talk about how we can help our new leaders to understand what we already know - that being a leader is a choice. It’s not a promotion, it’s actually a side-ways move. The skills you need to learn are totally different than your technical skills.

Speaker bio

I combine my 13 years of professional software engineering experience with a passion for leadership and communication skills. My main focus is on how we can be better technical leaders and developers by focusing on learning the skills most of us ignore - communication and leadership skills.

Originally from the UK but now based in Australia, I have consulted, performed workshops and developed software for clients across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Technology in all its forms is part of my makeup and so I code, speak, write, teach, make, game and listen to all things geek

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A community - for and of - front-end engineers to share experiences with ReactJS, performant apps with React, crafting better User Interfaces (UI) with React and GraphQL ecosystem. ReactFoo also discusses design patterns and user experience. more