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June 21-24, 2022
Austin, Texas, USA + Virtual
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Wednesday, June 22 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Remote Doesn’t Mean Distant - Managing Teams Effectively from Different Geographies - David Bevan, Collabora

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Dave Bevan manages 29 people Across 13 different countries Across 7 different time zones. Dave also only speaks one language. I guess we should wish him luck. Yet within his first 6 months at Collabora, feedback he is receiving includes being the best manager these 29 people have ever had. This is a man, supporting software engineers with no idea of the difference between pipewire and pipecleaner and who thought mixing wine and a computer together was a bad idea and only knew of the wine that could be drunk from the glass or the bottle. Dave will talk about forming relationships quickly with people in a remote environment and share strategies and encourage discussion on how you can do this as well. Dave will talk about initiatives he has introduced not only to help him connect with people remotely but also to encourage and build a sense of team and belonging within his team of engineer’s. It’s not about technical expertise, its not about being fluent in a specific language, and as much as it pains Dave to admit, its not even about wine (although if you see him at the bar feel free to buy him a class), it’s about genuinely being interested and genuinely caring in people. As a leader within the community, Dave hopes you care enough to come and join the conversation.

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David Bevan

Engineering People Lead Manager, Collabora
Dave is passionate about people. First and foremost, the reason he gets out of bed in the morning is to help those around him achieve their goals, aspirations and dreams. His purpose in life is to have positive interactions and to facilitate change for the better. While also having... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2022 11:50am - 12:30pm CDT
Room 205 (Level 2)