July 22, 2015
This week in Portland is Oscon, the annual celebration of open source software, architecture, frameworks, and tools for today’s engineers....
The following videos were recorded during Heavybit’s weekly members-only Speaker’s Series:
Outsource like a Boss: Kevin Henrickson has built and managed several remote offshore teams using very low paid resources on oDesk and Amazon’s mTurk. He’s also built and managed 120+ person team as part of Zimbra, Yahoo and VMWare using their multi-national development centers. He’s done it on the cheap and also the most expensive way. He will share some of his experiences and then open up Q&A discussion around outsourcing.
Leadership is Process: As a founder you’re obsessed about growing your company and making a great product. If you’re not embracing process, you’re not only doing it wrong, you’re creating a toxic and harmful environment without even realizing it. How can you think about leadership in a scalable way, amplifying what works, focusing on fixing what isn’t, and creating a great work environment at the same time? Heroku’s Oren Teich offers his take on process as a form of leadership.
For more talks, visit the heavybit library.