PyCon UK 2015

Leadership of Technical Teams

Owen Campbell

Over the years, I've led, and been a member of, numerous technical teams on a wide variety of projects. Based on that experience, this talk will describe my observations on the role of the leader in that sort of team.

The talk will be in 5 sections:

  • Introduction - A bit about my background so you can judge whether to bother staying for the rest.
  • Authority - Where it comes from and the challenges you might face depending on the answer.
  • Priorities - What should you be focussing upon?
  • Style - There are many leadership styles, but what's yours and what's appropriate for technical teams?
  • Process - What's your role in defining and managing process?

The slides for this talk are available from my website:

They were prepared using LaTeX and the code is available at Github: