TechKnowCon Monthly Roundtable (June 2020) - Shared screen with speaker view
Bandwidth is open for those that would like to go in, only a small number have though (I’m staying home)
About how many employees does Github have, and where are they distributed between these 4 regions?
About 1,400 total
Kristina will need to give region breakdown
Special thanks to Kristina for helping us make breakout rooms happen during today’s Roundtable 💙
Great talk! 🙌
Thank you for that!
Great insights Kristina, what did Github end up doing to make their materials more discoverable in respositories? We have issues with knowledge-management and discoverability too.
Are you using any automatic note taking tools in meetings?
Thanks Kristina! Really aligns with what you’ve said about Github’s learning culture previously and seems like really healthy engagement in a stressful time.
About how many of the sessions related to technical learning include the 2-8-X-8-2 format you shared here? I wonder how much uptake it has - and if engineers running sessions include that (or cut it)
(Plug for Kristina’s previous talk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0wB7ufjzqc
GitHub employee locations: About 1,000 in the US (don't know east/west) and the rest in EMEA and APAC. So majority in the US.
Thanks for sharing the certification. A couple of questions:How much time an dress is involved setting up 1:1 debrief with the teachers?
What specific content are these new trainers then focusing on delivering? Do they get help/review in designing what they are using to deliver their training?
What is your plan for re-certification/ followup if theres not a lot of chance for some of these people to practice
Amazing! Much of this focuses on how to teach, but is there guidance on what is taught?
Whats a reasonable expectation of how much commitment it is for the L&D person running such a program? 1/2 their job? Less or more?
Thanks folks! Unfortunately, I need to drop off!
Do trained engineers develop programs or do they tend toward ad-hoc, one off sessions?
Great talks! Have to jump early - thanks!!!
Thank you Rebecca, I come from academia too and we used to teach faculty how to teach online using a certification model. Is your certification focused on in-person, instructor led training or do you cover online, remote-first learning?
How does the train-the-trainer model change when applied to leadership development vs. technical learning? e.g. emotional intelligence, communication, conflict mgmt, teamwork, coaching skills etc.
I have to jump on another call. Thanks for the info. Always learning
Everyone who was in a 4 person breakout room! How was the experience? Would you have preferred 3 or 2 instead?
4 was nice. But the breakouts would be better if they were the same people at the beginning and the end so you cant skip pleasantries and get into the convo
Great feedback Paul! Thank you so much.
What about the duration of time for breakouts?
Breakout interaction is always great!
Great meeting! See everyone next time.
Thank you Marko and Joseph! It was a great roundtable!
Thank you everyone! This was great
I thought the time spent in breakouts was great, and agree that having the same breakout members might be a really good idea.
Great meeting everyone, a lot of great insights and ideas
Thank you Kevin!