This is a curated list of talks, books, and other resources for engineering managers. Hopefully, you can find them useful. Whenever I find another resource that is worth adding, I will update this list. Suggestions are always appreciated.
As an engineering manager, there is a lot to learn and master from leadership to coaching. TED Talks are a great resource for learning.
Here I’ve curated the top 12 TED talks for engineering managers and leaders. Most of the descriptions are taken from the videos. All links are to YouTube.
Top 5 Most Referenced and Watched videos useful for Engineering Leaders
“The puzzle of motivation” by Dan Pink
https://youtu.be/rrkrvAUbU9YVideo can’t be loaded: The puzzle of motivation | Dan Pink (https://youtu.be/rrkrvAUbU9Y)
Published on Aug 25,Keep Reading »
“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
As an engineering manager, there is a lot to learn and master from people management to planning and execution. Podcasts are a great resource for learning. You can listen to them on the go,Keep Reading »
September 21, 2018 – San Francisco
Calibrate is a conference for new engineering managers hosted by seasoned engineering managers. Founded in 2015, Calibrate is now in its fourth year, having run three events in September 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Aug 16 & 17, 2018 – San Francisco
REdeploy: a conference exploring the concept of Resilience Engineering,Keep Reading »
Elevate, July 13th
ELEVATE is a day-long event for engineering leaders who are looking to learn about how to overcome the most pressing challenges of engineering management.
Taking over New Engineering Teams/Orgs, July 18th
Latest meetup from San Francisco Engineering Leadership Community (SFELC).
Code Climate Summit, July 18th
Code Climate Summit is a one-day conference for leaders of engineering organizations who want to better themselves,Keep Reading »
I recently completed a loop of interviews for a software engineering manager position. Below is a collection of 50+ mostly behavioral questions I was asked by panels at a variety of companies in the SF Bay Area. No one asked all these. I didn’t write notes in the interviews so these are taken from memory.
I was also asked a variety of technical questions in my field e.g.Keep Reading »
PHILIPPINE SEA (April 12, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) receives fuel from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during a fueling-at-sea (FAS). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor King/Released)
I am interested in military leadership and the stories of military leaders. I served in the US Navy for several years and met some amazing leaders there.Keep Reading »
This list is WIP
The Austin CTO Summit 2018
April 10, 2018 – Capital Factory 701 Brazos St TX
A full day, single track summit of the latest tricks other companies are using to successfully build and run engineering teams. Attendance to the event is strictly limited to engineering leaders.
April 21,Keep Reading »
Amazon.com returns over 1,000,000 results for “management books.” Which are the best ones? Here are the books that that first 21 engineering leaders on managersclub.com recommended in answer to the question, “If you could recommend one book to engineering managers, what would it be and why?”
Before we get to the complete list, the following four books were recommended by more than 1 guest.Keep Reading »