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Network of Women in IT

Webinar | January 26, 4:30pm CET

N.O.W. (Network of Women) is an initiative developed by ThoughtWorks, with the purpose of connecting and growing communities. After several successful events in Cologne, Munich and Hamburg the event now takes place remotely for the first time.

The idea behind this event series is to create a forum for curious women in tech, looking to be part of an open and inclusive network, to come together, learn from each other and be inspired. We are dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, appearance, disability, marital status, socioeconomic status and religion (or lack thereof). 

Agenda


4:30pm - 4:40pm - Welcome


4:40pm - 5:10pm

One advice for a newbie tech lead - Revisited

Christin Westermann

This is a refreshed version of the talk I gave at one of the N.O.W. IT events in Munich over one year back. At that time I was a very newbie Tech Lead and I shared my learnings and also tips and advice I got from other people. Today I have been in this role already for 1,5 years. Which maybe does not qualify as a newbie anymore. Therefore I revisited my first talk, reflected on the past 1,5 years and am now happy to share my continued tech leadership journey with you.


5:15pm - 5:35pm

A good meeting culture

Samantha de la Fuente & Ursula Göpfert

How much time do you spend in meetings a week? Samantha and Ursula are working in different departments and different teams at Daimler. When they met for the first time, they discovered their common passion for good meetings. This talk is about a good meeting culture and what it takes to make this happen.


5:40pm - 6:15pm

Stories from a high performing team

Jennifer Parak, Xiaofan Yan & Ursula Göpfert

Jennifer (Developer), Xiaofan (Experience Designer) and Ursula (Business Analyst) have been working together in a team for the past year. Lately they've been complimented for being a high performing team. So they started to wonder: What does that even mean? In this talk they are sharing their story and their approach, as well good practices for agile software engineering teams. They will touch topics like on setting the foundation for a high performing software engineering team:

  • Diversity Matters
  • Communities of practice
  • Disciplined Processes
  • Design as Mindset
  • High quality software


6:20pm - 6:50pm

Designing the developer experience

Tanja Bach

Working with software that some other people have built, is not only daily business for private and business users but also for developers. Just like any other product, a product for developers needs to solve their problems and focus on the right jobs-to-be-done in order to be successfully adopted.

But how do you ideate for such „tech heavy“ products? Just like with any other product? How is it different? And what the heck are technical user stories?

In this talk, I will share my learnings and real-world examples of working with an infrastructure team applying product thinking to a cloud based platform that developers love.


7:00pm - 8:00pm - Open Discussion and Networking

Speakers

Samantha de la Fuente

Samantha de la Fuente

Product Owner of Digital Sales Platform at Daimler Mobility

Jennifer Parak

Jennifer Parak

Software Developer at ThoughtWorks

Ursula Göpfert

Ursula Göpfert

Senior Business Analyst at ThoughtWorks

Xiaofan Yan

Xiaofan Yan

Experience Designer at ThoughtWorks

Tanja Bach

Tanja Bach

Lead Business Analyst at ThoughtWorks 

Christin Westermann

Christin Westermann

Senior Developer at ThoughtWorks

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