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Building your first Engineering Team (Event from the vault Nov 2021)

Check out this video from the vault from an event we ran in November 2021.

Here is the original synopsis:

About this event

Building you first Engineering Team Congratulations! Not only are you the sole technical guru, but you're also the CTO. You recognise that you can't get where you need to go without more people and skillsets, but how do you do that? Who should you hire? What skills should you learn? What should you do first? What should you definitely not do?

In this first of two roundtable discussions, we'll be asking for advice from those who have already trodden this path, and built an engineering team of about a dozen people. What worked well. What was a disaster? What surprised you? What would you do differently next time?

Host Bio Chris is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Netwealth and is responsible for the vision and delivery of a world class wealth management platform. His role covers technology selection, architectural design, software development, hiring and leadership.

He is a Microsoft Certified Professional, who is passionate about turning Software Development into Software Craftsmanship and has been developing and shipping working software for more than 20 years.

Specialties: Azure, Cloud Computing, Serverless, Microservices, C#, Entrepreneur, Technical Founder, Company Director, Lean Startup, Software Architect, Software Developer, ASP.Net MVC, Graph Theory, Social Network Analysis, Neo4j, Influencer Marketing, Influence Marketing

RecWorks are the creators of many groups and communities including Meet-a-Mentor a free slack group that introduces aspiring CTOs to experienced CTOs, as well as more junior developers 2000 introductions made and counting! They also founded one of the largest Java User Groups in Europe the 7000 strong London Java Community. They are a community-driven recruitment agency focussing on tech placements in London.

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