Hello everyone, I am Paola Ducolin, Staff Engineer at Dashlane, the mobile and desktop app that gives you a shortcut for everything you do online, to simplify the only thing that the internet wasn’t able to simplify: itself.
I am a woman, I am a developer, and I’ve been working in tech for 11 years. I started working in Italy, and after 6 years I decided to move to follow my passion and ambition: being a technical leader. The company where I was working didn’t have what we now call individual contributor track, and I loved coding too much to become a people manager. I moved to Paris, and 2 years ago I had the chance to face the challenge I had been waiting for: I got offered a tech lead role at Dashlane.
As soon as I obtained the title that I was aiming at, I started freaking out. It was my first time in this role, and I didn’t know where to start with. My imposter syndrome was quite loud. And that led me to a series of mistakes and misconceptions over my role, that hopefully made me a better tech lead today. I have now a few tips I would tell myself if I could turn back time.
This is what my workshop will be about: the do’s and don’ts for a woman tech lead when starting her career and growing in her role, straight from my personal experience. During this workshop I will talk about:
- The common mistakes when joining a new tech team as a lead
- The main task to focus on in your role
- The importance of communities
Join my online interactive workshop for the 50inTech community next Thursday, June 4th, live on Zoom!
ABOUT PAOLA DUCOLIN
Paola was born and raised in Italy, in the Venice area. She first moved to Milan, where she got her first job as a software developer. After 6 years she moved to Paris, in 2014, looking for new challenges. Two years ago she joined Dashlane in the role she had always wished for: technical leader. She is today Staff Engineer at the Web platform in Paris. In her spare time she enjoys running, making dinner for her friends, and traveling.