Meetup Cape Town
“Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.”
“We are a community of longtime, new, and aspiring technology leaders. The mission of our community is to help each other learn through conversation and sharing of ideas.”
Leadership is a learnable skill, however learning about leadership in the technology industry is often left to chance. This often leads to frustration for both leaders and those being led.
Many technology leaders get the job by default. They are the best or most senior technologist and suddenly find themselves leading meetings, negotiating for resources, making strategic decisions, participating in hiring, and a whole range of other mission-critical activities that fall outside of the technical toolbox. The world of leading / managing talented technologists can be messy.
We have many leaders practicing different leadership / management approaches from various companies around us. We can all learn from each other by coming together and sharing our experiences.
We aim to create an open community of people managers and technology leaders to exchange regularly about managing teams, solving difficult organisational topics, discovering new ways of working with the people we are allowed to mentor and all other aspects.
Just like in the core of tech, managing people and teams is never "done" and there is always new things to learn, impulses to follow, old practices to discard or revive. This is the place to help each other and move forward, become more professional and grow for ourselves and for the people and organisations we lead.
The hypothesis being that sharing our experiences will grow us into better leaders which over the long term will make the technology industry a better place for everyone.
We host a monthly meetup in Cape Town on the last Thursday of every month. If you are a leader now in reality, or you are imagining yourself that way, I hope that you will join us to discuss the lessons we have learned along the way.
Date: 29th August 2019
Place: Prodigy Finance, 99 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Fancy speaking at our next meetup? Or want to get your company to host one?
Speaking: Please send us an email with details about your talk for speaking opportunities.
Hosting: Get in touch to express your hosting or sponsorship interest with more details about yourself, the location and the company.