Krakow, Poland, 31 May - 2 June 2023

“You Must Gather Your Party Before Venturing Forth" - lessons from Game Master
Conference (INTERMEDIATE level)
Room 4B
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Do you ever wonder how is it that a hobby that used to be attributed to nerdy kids in basements, associated with thick manuals, colorful figurines and those weird-shaped dice has recently exploded as a thriving business?


Have you noticed the striking similarities between game team dynamics and engineering team dynamics?

 And have you ever stopped to consider what an Engineering Leader might have in common with a Game Master?

 If these questions intrigue you, then you won't want to miss our upcoming talk.


We'll explore how playing Role Play Games can teach you valuable leadership skills and help you become a more effective leader. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of RPGs and discover the unexpected lessons they have to offer.

Maciej Żywioł
Ocado Technology

Geek by choice. Storyteller in a programmer's body. Developer of 15 years, Team Lead of 5, Game Master of almost 30.

Tomasz Manugiewicz
Grand Parade / William Hill

Tomasz Manugiewicz is the General Manager of Grand Parade Poland. An engineer at heart. A speaker by passion. He has delivered speeches at the largest European IT conferences, also as a keynote speaker. He has had presentations for brands such as Devoxx Belgium, Devoxx Poland, Agile Tour London, Agile Central Europe, DevDays Europe, and many more.

In the IT sector since 2006. He worked as an Engineering Manager and, at the beginning of his path, when he was a Java Engineer, he helped to create the first Polish online banking systems. He also worked for international global corporations, including in the banking and ICT telecom sectors.

Tomasz is an Agile enthusiast and coach - conducted his first Agile Transformation in 2009. He is a co-author of the leadership book "The LiGHT BOOK2 - Leaders' insights for leaders based on true stories". At the AGH University of Technology, he is a lecturer, supporting young engineers on their way to the world of IT.

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ICE Krakow, ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17


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