Gaines Kergosien

Information & Communications Technology

Nashville, United States

An Engineer's Guide to Developing People

Making the leap to management isn't easy but, with the right skills and preparation, solving people and process problems can be incredibly rewarding and profitable. In fact, the experience and skills you've gained over the years may have prepared you for this new role without even realizing it!

In this session we will explore how software engineering principals and patterns can guide your journey to becoming a successful development manager. We'll cover what the role entails, common hurdles, and the mental shift required to do it effectively.

I've been working on a series of blog posts for over a year with the intention of publishing a guide on how to become a successful software development manager. Over time I began to notice a trend in the correlation of programming concepts to leadership strategies, so I decided to create a presentation which should resonate with developers and provide insight into how they might follow a similar path.


Gaines Kergosien

VP Corporate Systems at AllianceBernstein, Executive Director for Music City Tech, and Microsoft MVP

Gaines Kergosien has over 20 years of experience in software development and now works as Vice President, Corporate System Development Manager at AllianceBernstein. He also serves in the volunteer role of Chief Innovation Officer for Music City Tech, including the Music City Code, Music City Agile, and Music City Data conferences. Much of his remaining free time is spent speaking on emerging technology trends at events across the globe and providing thought leadership as a Microsoft MVP.

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