Rita Mantler

Director / Technical lead

Rita Mantler

Director / Technical lead

How to let go and get stuff done

You’ve done it all: you programmed, scaled, managed clients, stayed calm in emergency situations, managed expectations, trained your team and mastered code reviews. But suddenly it all gets too much. You never reach the end of your to-do list. You can't even see the end any longer! “It’s just much faster if I do this one tiny thing myself!” “Legacy code - I'm the only one left who knows it so I better do it myself, it's just a small thing anyway!” “A client who is so used to chat with me needs a meeting - I better meet them myself quickly!” “Yes no problem, I’ll do this little thing today” A summary from someone who learned (and is still learning) it the hard way.

About

Rita Mantler set up her own tech agency - Telescopic - 5 years ago, after building and leading tech teams for several creative agencies. Telescopic specialises in custom system development with big user data requirements. She is also the co-founder of Medixus, an app which aims to improve global health by enabling effective communication and support for medical professionals.

Rita started her coding career by playing with Word-exported HTML code in the early 90s and combines training and leading a team of developers and running two businesses with raising a very demanding 18-month-old!