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June 2018 Meeting

PRESENTATION: “Strategies for Transitioning Into Leadership” by Eric Muntz, VP of Development, MailChimp

When: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 — 7pm-9pm

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Directions: Take I-285 to Cobb Parkway/US-41. Go south & turn left on Akers Mill Rd. At the 2nd traffic light, go left into Cobb Galleria, then an immediate left into the parking garage. Enter the 600 bldg & tell security you’re there for AtlantaPHP, 14th floor.

SPECIAL NOTE: Building security has become a bit more strict, so please do your best to arrive before 7pm. On arrival, you may need to mention that you are there to attend a meeting at ShootProof.

Map Link: (parking deck entrance, 600 building is due north of the deck)

Presentation: Strategies for Transitioning Into Leadership

In this talk, Eric Muntz will walk through his discovery of the differences between being a developer and being in a leadership role as a developer. He’ll also discuss his transition into leadership and how he started developing systems to allow for experimentation in leadership.

Eric will talk through the difficulty of measuring experiments in leadership and how to get feedback from your teams and adjacent colleagues in a timely, usable manner. It turns out your fellow leaders will become your first team, and that’s the next strategy—get advice!

Lastly, he’ll talk through stories about how transparency and providing insight into how decisions are made, how they affect your teams and the rest of the company, and a timeline for rolling them out.

About Eric: Currently VP of Development at MailChimp, Eric Muntz is passionate about working with designers and engineers to build amazing products. He’s helped create web, desktop, and mobile applications for early-stage startups, small businesses, and the federal government. MailChimp is the world’s largest marketing automation platform, helping more than 16 million small businesses deliver more than a billion emails daily.

New Meeting Feature: Open Spaces! Feedback from last month’s experiment was pretty positive, so we’re going to continue with a new discussion format among attendees. Please come with some questions or discussion topics in mind. The group will vote on suggestions and we’ll cover things, based on interest. Come share your expertise!

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