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Remove Fear of Failure From Your Org

Remove Fear of Failure From Your Org

with Edward Kim Co-Founder & CTO @ Gusto


Edward Kim, co-founder & CTO @ Gusto shares the different forms that “fear of failure” can take in your engineering org. Eddie shares incredible stories to help you spot the different signs of “fear of failure.” And you’ll hear different ways you can change your team culture, process and operations to reduce fear of failure.
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Episode 29: Remove Fear of Failure From Your Org

with Edward Kim Co-Founder & CTO @ Gusto

Edward Kim, co-founder & CTO @ Gusto shares the different forms that “fear of failure” can take in your engineering org. Eddie shares incredible stories to help you spot the different signs of “fear of failure.” And you’ll hear different ways you can change your team culture, process and operations to reduce fear of failure.
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Episode 28: Trailer: 2021 Season Launches Next Week!

We’re launching our new season next week! Check out this trailer for a preview of our first few guests Eddie Kim (Co-Founder/CTO @ Gusto), Wendy Shepperd (GVP Engineering @ New Relic), and Will Larson (CTO @ Calm). Our first episode with Eddie Kim will be released on Tues 2/23, discussing how to remove fear from failure in your organization! Looking for other ways to get involved with ELC? Check out all of our upcoming events, peer groups, and other programs at sfelc.com!
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with Erica Lockheimer VPE, LinkedIn Learning @ LinkedIn

Erica Lockheimer shares with us her imperfect path to engineering leadership, why the unconventional path matters, and what you can do as an individual leader & organization to empower engineering leaders with unconventional backgrounds. Plus you’ll also hear how to overcome self-doubt, and launch an apprenticeship program.
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with Craig Martell Head of LyftML @ Lyft

Craig Martell shares the biggest mistakes leaders of machine learning teams make, what to do if you have no experience leading an ML team, key skills your ML team needs, plus different models/approaches to building an ML team. You’ll hear the most expensive and time-consuming parts of machine learning, how to estimate timelines, unique tech debt, and how to manage expectations.
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