Anna J McDougall

Anna J McDougall

Anna McDougall grew up in Sydney, Australia, and moved to Germany in 2015 to pursue a career as an opera singer. At 32, she rediscovered her love for code and technology and made the switch to software engineering. She quickly discovered her mix of technical and social skills made her perfect for technical leadership, and she now works as Director, Product and Engineering (Projects and Organisation) for the tech subsidiary of Europe's largest media publisher, Axel Springer National Media & Tech, based in Berlin, Germany. Anna has helped hundreds of career changers pursue new careers in tech, with her book "You Belong in Tech: How to Go from Zero Programming Knowledge to Hired" quickly hitting #1 on Amazon for Career Guide New Releases in July 2022. In 2023, she delivered her TEDx Talk for the Technical University of Berlin, titled "Finding and Proving Your Value as a Career Changer".
How to Turn Engineering Work into a Promotion
C3 Dev Festival 2024C3 Dev Festival 2024
Recording pending
How to Turn Engineering Work into a Promotion
You've done your job. You've delivered timely features. You even optimised some processes along the way. Yet you still get turned down for a promotion or a raise. In this practical talk, Engineering Director and tech career specialist Anna McDougall delivers direct, immediately actionable steps for what you can do in the next few weeks, months, and years to secure promotions and raises. From the tasks you choose to how you document and 'sell' them, she will give you the toolkit you need for your career goals.
How to Turn Engineering Work into a Promotion
TechLead Conference 2024TechLead Conference 2024
Recording pending
How to Turn Engineering Work into a Promotion
You've done your job. You've delivered timely features. You even optimised some processes along the way. Yet you still get turned down for a promotion or a raise. In this practical talk, Engineering Director and tech career specialist Anna McDougall delivers direct, immediately actionable steps for what you can do in the next few weeks, months, and years to secure promotions and raises. From the tasks you choose to how you document and 'sell' them, she will give you the toolkit you need for your career goals.