Remote engineering management at Octopus Deploy

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44:22

Trish Khoo

Trish Khoo

Engineering Director

Octopus Deploy

Sarah Lean

Sarah Lean

Senior DevOps Architect

Octopus Deploy

Engineering management is a hard job at the best of times, but when your whole team has to suddenly move to remote work it becomes even more challenging. In 2020, Trish helped move one software company to remote work, and in 2021 she joined Octopus Deploy which has been a remote-first company for the last 5 years.

Her experiences in both a company that has moved to remote work during the pandemic and a company that has successfully worked remote-first for years has given her a unique perspective on this problem space.

In this talk, she will discuss the challenges for engineering managers working remotely and different approaches that can help address them.

Meet the speakers

Trish Khoo

Trish Khoo

Engineering Director – Octopus Deploy

Trish Khoo is a Director of Engineering at Octopus Deploy. She has enjoyed a long career journey that has taken her to Sydney, London, and San Francisco before landing in Brisbane, Australia. She is best known for her talks on software quality and continuous delivery practices, so it felt like a natural fit for her to join Brisbane-born Octopus Deploy in 2021. Her experiences working in tech giants such as Microsoft and Google, as well as her work at startups have given her a wealth of perspective on product-led software companies. When she's not working, she's enjoying being the lead singer of a rock band called Pink Jelly.

Sarah Lean

Sarah Lean

Senior DevOps Architect – Octopus Deploy

Sarah is a Senior DevOps Advocate at Octopus Deploy. She enjoys helping people learn about technology and solve problems. Passionate about helping the next generation find their way and succeed in their own IT careers, you'll often find Sarah volunteering her time at STEM events. In 2017 Sarah founded the Glasgow Azure User Group, a community collective who meet bi-monthly to network and discuss the latest in technology. Her enthusiasm in the field of technology has given her the opportunity to speak at public events, most notably, Microsoft Ignite.