Melinda Seckington

Senior Engineering Manager

Container Solutions

Melinda Seckington is a Senior Engineering Manager at Container Solutions, a Cloud Native consultancy, where she helps run the engineering team. Prior to this, she was the manager of the Developer Advocacy team at the Wikimedia Foundation, and an Engineering Manager at FutureLearn, where she focused on improving engineering management practices and leading on the team’s outreach initiatives.

She’s an international conference speaker, covering topics from good management practices to becoming a better speaker.

When she’s not busy with events or work, you can find Melinda curled up on her couch with a good book or video game.

The Art of Communication Design

As developer advocates, we need to constantly communicate: to our community, to our team members, to other parts of the company. Getting that communication right is key to making the right type of impact and often we don’t think about the techniques of how to improve these skills. This talk will explore how to be intentional with how you communicate, how to consider different communication channels, audiences and preferences, and how to design a communication plan and strategy. We’ll also examine the psychology of core needs and how you need to adapt your messaging depending on your audience and their needs. It will focus on several exercises and frameworks to help you create the best impact for what you’re trying to communicate.

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