Vanessa Lee

Senior Engineering Manager

Vanessa is a senior engineering manager, who has been developing s/w for over 20 years with a focus on the Erlang Ecosystem since 2011. She also has experience in leading teams of Elixir and QA Engineers to passionately architect and maintain software. In particular, she loves the treasure hunt of troubleshooting bugs and anomalies. In her free time, she is a student of Forensic Genealogy and Machine Learning.

An Elixir of Empathy. Using Livebook and AI to Empower & Engage

Audience: Introductory and overview

Livebook is an exciting interactive and collaborative code notebook. It offers a rich toolset for engineers to build cross-team empathy by empowering and engaging others as users and consumers of our code and data.

Fostering empathy across teams and departments is paramount. This talk will showcase how Livebook can be a tool to empower and engage technical and non-technical collaborators. It can help us provide enhanced troubleshooting and understanding of our software.

Livebook lets us easily visualize data, document applications interactively, give users inactive UI elements, and integrate widely from HuggingFace to Nerves to Snowflake. We will explore real-world examples of how Livebook has strengthened cross-team communication and empowered non-technical team members in times of limited engineering resources.

OBJECTIVES: Attendees will leave with an understanding of the importance of empathy in cross-functional teams. They’ll have insight into the capabilities and potential of Livebook to build empathy through empowerment and engagement. Moreover, they’ll be equipped with actionable takeaways on harnessing Livebook’s potential in their daily workflows to bridge the gap between departments and teams.

AUDIENCE: Engineers of all levels, newcomers to advanced.

Managers and other business leaders looking to foster better collaboration across teams.