Team Dynamics -- Your Team, Other Teams, and the Company 'Team'

Posted on Thursday, Jun 14, 2018
We sit down with J. Paul Reed and Greg Bulmash to chat about team dynamics, working between departments, and setting boundaries for your DevRel team.

Show Notes

Checkouts:

Mary:
* Nesting with Grace
* Setting priorities with the Yearning Hierarchy
* Mary’s blogpost about setting priorities

PJ:
* CodeDaze.me - Sept 14-15, Buffalo, NY. A conference dedicated to code, design, development, and everything tech!
* The Get Up Kids - Kicker

Jason:
* DieCutStickers.com
* Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking - Susan Cain

Greg:
* Coderdojo
* CascadiaJS 2018

Paul:
* REdeploy - CFP closes June 15; conference is Aug 16-17 in San Francisco; Early Bird tickets are available now! We’ll be talking more about team dynamics & how to make a team (and individuals) resilient.
* Nailed It - Netflix show

Guests

J. Paul Reed

J. Paul Reed

J. Paul Reed has over fifteen years experience in the trenches as a build/release engineer, working with such storied companies as VMware, Mozilla, Postbox, Symantec, and Salesforce. In 2012, he founded Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of tools and techniques to help organizations “Simply Ship. Every time.” He’s worked across a number of industries, from financial services to cloud-based infrastructure to health care, with teams ranging from 2 to 2,500 on everything from tooling, operational analysis and improvement, cultural transformation, and business value optimization.

Greg Bulmash

Greg Bulmash

Greg Bulmash has been wading through the backwaters of the Internet since getting a shell account through Netcom in 1994. He has written on Internet Marketing and was technical editor of 1998’s Marketing Online for Dummies. A former Senior Editor at the Internet Movie Database, he has written developer documentation for Internet Explorer, and has done evangelism for Avalara’s Sales Tax SaaS product and Amazon’s consumer identity solution, Login with Amazon. He has spoken at OSCON, DevNexus, CodeMotion and a variety of other tech conferences. He currently works on developer-facing docs for Amazon Web Services.

Hosts

Jason Hand

Jason Hand

Senior Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft. Jason Hand writes, presents, and coaches on the principles and nuance of DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering, and modern incident management practices. Named “DevOps Evangelist of the Year” by DevOps.com in 2016, Jason recently authored a new book on the topic of Site Reliability Engineering. In addition to SRE, Jason has authored books with O’Reilly Media on the subject of post-incident reviews and Chatops. DevOpsDays Rockies organizer and host of the Front-range Site Reliability Meetup, Jason is dedicated to the latest trends in technology, sharing the lessons learned, and helping people continuously improve their IT and software development practices.

Mary Thengvall

Mary Thengvall

Mary Thengvall is a connector of people at heart, both personally and professionally. She loves digging into the strategy of how to build and foster communities, and has been working with various developer communities for over 10 years. After several years of building community programs at O’Reilly Media, Chef Software, and SparkPost, she’s now consulting for companies looking to build out a Developer Relations strategy. She’s also the author of the first book on Developer Relations: The Business Value of Developer Relations (© 2018, Apress)

PJ Hagerty

PJ Hagerty

Developer, writer, speaker, musician, and Founder of DevRelate.io, PJ is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. Traveling to conferences and meet ups around the world, PJ likes to spread the word on the importance of community and coding, stressing the importance of outreach and focusing on the human side of being a coder. He is also known for wearing hats.