How Technical Should Engineering Managers Be? Developing Technical and People Management Skills

Dec 14, 2023, 11:00 PM – Dec 15, 2023, 1:15 AM

Join this event to learn from senior engineering leaders who will dive deep into the integration of technical expertise with people management skills in a meetup designed to empower you with actionable strategies, hands-on tools, and insights you can implement now.


About this event

Engineering Leadership NYC is proud to announce its second event, dedicated to fostering excellence and growth among engineering leaders in NYC. 

This event's focus is on a critical aspect of leadership in technology: nurturing technical expertise and people management skills. As engineering leaders, integrating these skills is key to drive technological innovation and inspire and lead teams effectively. Through presentations and panel discussions, you'll delve into strategies for honing both technical skills and essential leadership qualities, and how to effectively continue to develop both.

This event is a great opportunity to meet other technology leaders in the city and learn best management practices from your peers.

What to Expect:

  • Insightful Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking conversations about the importance of technical & soft skills as engineering leaders
  • Networking Opportunities: Meet and connect with other local engineering leaders 
  • Expert Presentations + Panel: Learn from engineering leaders at Meta, Squarespace, Bloomberg & more & ask questions in Q&A
  • Peer Learning: Share experiences & learn from the challenges & successes of fellow leaders.
  • Resource Sharing: Access resources & tools to support your ongoing leadership development

RSVPs have now closed. Thank you for your interest in this event. To stay up to date on upcoming events, join Engineering Leadership NYC and Asana's Talent Network.

RSVPs close on Monday, December 11 (3 days before the event). Make sure to sign up before then!

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This event is co-sponsored by Meta and Asana.

About Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities and grow businesses.

About Asana

Asana powers businesses by organizing work in one connected space, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Asana is driven by the belief that technology can be a force for good in the world. By building products that enable effortless collaboration and productivity, Asana helps humanity thrive by giving people clarity that empowers them to do the work that matters most and gives them confidence in that work. We’ve always been intentional about how we build our culture, and our values are its foundation. They’re not just what make us good humans; they’re what make us uniquely Asana


  • Hui Lei


    Director of Engineering

  • Mona Soni




  • Francisco Trindade


    Director of Engineering


  • Rachel Bobbins


    Engineering Area Lead - Coordinate

  • Yun Jin


    Director of Engineering

  • Jon Thornton


    Principal Engineer

  • Lei Zhang


    Head of Technology Infrastructure

  • Hui Lei


    Director of Engineering



December 14 – 15, 2023
11:00 PM – 1:15 AM UTC


11:00 PMReception + Social Mixer
11:30 PMHow Technical Should Engineering Managers Be? Developing Technical and People Management Skills
12:05 AMNetworking Break
12:20 AMPanel: How Technical Should Engineering Managers Be? Developing Technical and People Management Skills
12:50 AMSocial Mixer


  • Engineering Leadership NYC

  • Team Meta

  • Team Asana