Heather Downing

Staff Developer Advocate



The Care and Feeding of Software Engineers


Wrangler of code, helper of tech humans, mom of a husky


After years of excellence as a developer who gets things done, you are rewarded with a leadership title and more responsibility. Only now you are expected to manage people and not just code. What motivated you to improve doesn’t seem to always work on your team. So what do you do? We will explore the art of managing talented people and learning what the human needs for guidance and support from their leader.