Hiring for your startup is incredibly hard, but hiring for your first technical roles can be even harder. When money is tight & credibility has yet to be established, how can you lure the best technical talent to your startup so you can focus on growing the business?
Cheryl Porro, Chief Technology Officer at Thrive Global - a behavior change tech startup, will share best practices on building a successful technical team at a startup - including the skills your first engineers should have & the projects you should assign. She'll cover how to identify skill gaps in your current team in order to zero in on the right talent to hire, the tactics she's using to grow her team with lean resources, & tips on how to level up junior engineers when top talent is unattainable.
Learn how you can make great hiring decisions that minimize the amount of technical debt you carry over with each engineer & the importance of a great tech stack when trying to compete with companies who have deeper pockets.
Cheryl will also answer questions on the role of the CTO & what future CTOs need to consider when creating or joining a startup.
Drinks & networking to follow.
Chief Technology Officer, Thrive Global
Cheryl Porro is the Chief Technology Officer at Thrive Global - whose mission is to unlock human potential by ending the stress & burnout epidemic. Prior to joining Thrive, Cheryl was SVP of Technology & Product Delivery for Salesforce.org, where she grew a team that launched multiple products for the nonprofit & education markets. She spent 13 yrs between salesforce.com & salesforce.org in a variety of product & engineering leadership roles.
Cheryl is passionate about providing equal access to educational opportunities & has volunteered & served on numerous boards for education nonprofits. Cheryl is an active mentor & supporter of women & girls, gender non-binary, LGBTQI & underrepresented people of color in tech.