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RailsConf 2019 - Failure, Risk, and Shame: Approaching Suffering at Work by Amy Newell

Amy Newell
Director of Engineering at Wistia
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Amy Newell
Director of Engineering at Wistia

I am devoted to growing and caring for teams of engaged, productive engineers. I have run teams ranging from front end to platform to operations, with up to 5 agile teams at once. I've hired for associate to principal and director level engineers. I've mentored, promoted, counseled, and nurtured engineers at all levels. I’ve managed performance problems and other thorny people issues. I understand the problems of legacy monolithic web apps. I have led teams through times of rapid growth, reorganizations, strategy pivots, financial uncertainty, and other kinds of startup stress. I will ask the dumb questions that turn out not to be so dumb. I chew on problems, like a little terrier, until I find solutions. I promote knowledge sharing, collaboration, code quality, and productivity improvements. I like to solve engineers’ problems so they can focus on delivering product value.

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RailsConf 2019 - Failure, Risk, and Shame: Approaching Suffering at Work by Amy Newell


“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” - The Dread Pirate Roberts

Are you dreading an email from work while you’re at this conference? Ruminating over last week’s outage? Worried you’re not learning enough because you can’t stay focused on the talks?

These are three kinds of suffering we all experience at work: uncertainty, failure, and insufficiency. All three are an inevitable part of our work. But more than that: they are necessary. Join me to learn some ways to approach suffering that can make you happier, healthier, and even a better developer.

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