Category: Talks

  • Meetup talk: Building a Tech Culture at Medidata

    Meetup talk: Building a Tech Culture at Medidata

    As part of the TechHeads meetup on 30th July I gave talk titled – Building a Tech Culture at Medidata. It was followed by a YouTube Live Q&A. A tech culture can be hard to define and even harder to build. My talk covers some of the approaches used to build a tech culture at…

  • Write a blog as though you were presenting at a conference

    Write a blog as though you were presenting at a conference

    Does writing come naturally for you?  For me it doesn’t, I keep at it because I find it’s a good way to develop ideas and share information. One thing that has helped me is the mindset I take while writing, that is pretending I’m presenting this blog to a room full of people at a…

  • Video: the drastic effects of incivility

    Video: the drastic effects of incivility

    incivility – rude or unsociable speech or behaviour. This 15 minute TED talk by Christine Porath explains how incivility can have drastic effects on the teams and culture. She shares some powerful research showing the true cost incivility has but also simple steps on how we can avoid it by thanking people, sharing credit, listening…

  • Recommended Reading – August 2018

    Recommended Reading – August 2018

    Here are a few blogs I recommend reading from this month… Maslow on Management Challenging blog looking into Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Motivation. “The famous Golden Rule, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, is a failure of empathy.” Leaders of a team have the responsibility to meeting each person…

  • Scala Central meetup talk – Learning Scala as an Engineering Manager

    Scala Central meetup talk – Learning Scala as an Engineering Manager

    Below is the video of my debut meetup talk given at the Medidata Hammersmith office who hosted the Scala Central meetup on 2nd August. The talk was titled – Learning Scala as an Engineering Manager. The slides are here. Below are links mentioned during the talk: Coursera The Functional Programming Principles in Scala References, Handbooks,…