Coffee Talk

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Name: Coffee Talk
Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Coffee Talk: A Roundtable Discussion for All Employees
Topic: Managing Up
Speaker: Devlin Liles, President, Improving
Business Resource Committee
Devlin Liles is the president of Improving Houston and a passionate technologist. He prides himself on staying a generalist, but his passion is leveraging technology to solve the problems facing business. Devlin has an entrepreneurial mindset and has been a key contributor to growth and success of the Houston office being one of the founding employees in 2011.
Since 2007, he has been presenting and teaching classes on leadership, software development, and industry best practices to audiences around the world including user groups, conferences, and community events. Devlin has held the prestigious Microsoft MVP Award for the past 6 years which is only awarded to 3,000 technologists’ annually. He is the co-author, along with his good friend Tim Rayburn of Entity Framework 4.1 Experts Cookbook. When he is not in front of a crowd or behind a computer Devlin is an avid soccer player and hobbyist gamer.

In this session you will learn:
  • What managing up is - and isn’t!
  • Tips and tricks on how to be effective at managing up from the employee perspective.
  • How to accept management from below.
  • Ways to apply these teachings to the day-to-day.

TechSpace Houston offers cleverly designed, move-in ready, office and team-spaces designed to deliver a mature office experience and a secure data network with exceptional Internet performance. Our office suites include all the furnishings, a telephone and access to shared amenities such as conference rooms, huddle areas, kitchen, reception, Wi-Fi patio and more. If you’re interested to learn more, feel free to jump on a call with the Site Manager, Bobby Spoden. He’d be happy to price out a few suites of various sizes to give you a better picture of the economics, or just book a tour to see the space in person! 

TechSpace is located at 2101 CityWest Blvd, Building #1. Enter Building #1 Guest Parking lot and let security know that you are here for the Coffee Talk. They will have your name on their attendee list. Once through the garage find the first available spot on our  2nd  floor guest parking and enter through the automatic doors. Follow the hallway and security will direct you to down the escalators to the TechSpace lobby. 

Thank You 
to our Coffee & Donuts Sponsors!
My Shipley Do-Nuts

Interested in being a speaker?  Please complete the online application.


2101 CityWest Blvd 1st floor
Houston, TX 77042
Date/Time Information:
The 1st Thursday of Each Month
7:45 - 9:00 am
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Open to New and Prospective Members

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