Jess Ingrassellino

Engineering Manager at InfluxData

Talk Title

“Want to be a better manager? Admit it when you’re wrong.”


Admitting failure is hard. Admitting failure as a manager feels impossible. Yet, that vulnerability is exactly what managers need in order to build trust and encourage learning and experimentation, which are keys to innovation, in software and in life. Jess will talk about her failures and lessons learned, as a teacher and a manager, and share key takeaways with the audience so they can fail forward, gracefully.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Jess Ingrassellino is an engineering manager at Influx Data. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and focuses on community, collaboration, and improvisational practices for enriching professional life. Jess is also the Founder of TeachCode, where she focuses on writing curricula and teaching computer programming and software testing. In her spare time, Jess engages in creative pursuits, including playing the violin, writing poetry, and sewing.

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