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Jem Young

Jem Young

Jem Young is an Engineering Manager at Netflix where he leads the web platform team. Besides dogs, reading, and clean code, he really enjoys working across the stack but his true passion lies in JavaScript and building a clean user experience.

He believes that empathy is the key to building an effective UI and when he’s not at the gym or chasing his cat, you can find him hassling other engineers to write more tests.

Jem Young's Talk

Things I Wish I Knew About Engineering Management

Thursday, 25th – 4:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what managers do all day beyond attending meetings and writing emails? In this light-hearted talk, we'll be pulling back the curtain to explore the role and responsibilities of software engineering managers both within their teams and across the business.

We'll dive into how managers approach important aspects like project management, prioritization, and team growth. By gaining a better understanding of their perspective and learning how they think, you'll be equipped to build a strong, collaborative relationship with your own manager.