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Technical Leadership Roundtable: Soft Skills for Hard Problems (Presented by the IGDA)

Zak Whaley  (Director of Engineering, PlayEveryWare)

Location: Room 211, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 23

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Effective technical leadership not only cultivates engineering prowess, but also fosters clear communication, self confidence, mutual respect, and alignment with business objectives. Join this roundtable to discuss tools and techniques to distribute load, build robustness, and scale your performance as you build candor, trust, and growth within your teams. Harness these skills to overcome the biggest challenges your team faces.


Attendees will come away with people-skills and approaches to increase morale, sustain quality, and maintain flexibility on engineering teams.

Intended Audience

This is a global SIG whose purpose is to connect engineers all over the world. It is inclusive toward professionals, amateurs, and aspirational engineers in the games industry as well as those merely interested in keeping up with engineering.