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Vidal Graupera is an experienced engineering leader. He is an Engineering Manager at LinkedIn. Previously Vidal was an Engineering Manager at Uber, Autodesk, and WalmartLabs. Vidal holds engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern CA, and also an MBA from Santa Clara University. He served in the US Navy Reserve as an Engineering Duty Officer. A son of Cuban immigrants, Vidal was born in Miami, FL.


He hosts the popular "Managers Club" website and podcast, where you will find interviews with successful engineering leaders and managers at


Vidal is the author of "The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide", "Time Management for Engineering Managers Kindle Edition", "Engineering Leadership Interviews: Lessons Learned and Best Practices Gathered from Interviews with Top Engineering Leaders Around the World" and a co-author of "Pro Smartphone Cross-Platform Development: iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Android Development and Distribution" from Apress.

Time management for engineering managers

Time management is a constant challenge for all EMs.


And as an EM everybody wants a piece of you, right?


This can be especially overwhelming for new managers. I will share tips, tactics, and strategies to get things done based on over 90 interviews of engineering managers at, and my personal experience.


Topics include planning your day, time boxing, emails, calendar management, to-do lists, and effective meetings.

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