Karla Schönicke

My bio:

Karla has worked in the Berlin startup scene since 2010 and as a true digital native she is interested in the challenges of digitalization. She loves that in product management she can use both her multipotentiality and her experience as communications trainer to build innovative, useful software. Currently, she's working for the Fintech company RatePAY as Product Owner. Karla greatly enjoys sharing knowledge and interacting with audiences, hence she naturally found her way into speaking.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

  • Life (or Death) of a Product Owner - Working in Agile Teams

    This session took place on the second day of the 4-day TYPO3 Developer Days 2018 in Düsseldorf/Germany.
    “Product Owner” is a Scrum role, but where does it differ from Project Manager and Product Manager roles? And agile development is nice, but how can Product Owners effectively interact with their self-organizing, cross-functional development teams? Or simply put: Which behaviors in an agile team are helpful and which deadly?
    This talk will answer the above questions from a theoretical and practical point of view using my experience as a Product Owner at RatePAY to provide examples.

    This talk is in: English
  • Pitfalls in Design Thinking - and what to do instead

    This talk was given in December 2017 at the 35th Gettogether of Unicorns in Tech at the office of King (game company) with over 100 attendees. As one of two speakers of the evening, I presented some common misconceptions about Design Thinking, how it is often applied in a wrong way and and what everyone can do to fix that.

    LinkedIn post: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6339186634474475520

    This talk is in: English
  • #fuckitall - or what the last 12 months told me

    Annual event for mentors and mentees of the "One World Social Capital Programme", an initiative to promote female professionals to break the glass ceiling. The talk was about starting into my own career including a period without a job and my learnings from this time.

    This talk is in: English
  • Moderation Podiumsgespräch - Jugendtag NAK Berlin-Brandenburg 2017

    Gemeinsam mit einem Co-Moderator führten wir auf dem #BBJT2017 ein 90-minütiges Podiumsgespräch mit drei wichtigen Kirchenvertretern. Zu den Themen "Christsein im Alltag" und "Die Kirche in der Gesellschaft" wurden Fragen diskutiert, die vorab von Jugendlichen eingereicht worden waren.

    This talk is in: German
  • What Digital Natives Want From Tech Companies

    This talk was held at #unit festival 2015 about how digital natives prefer to work, what their understanding of work is and how tech companies should adapt to that in order to be an attractive employer to the generation Y.

    This talk is in: English
  • Rails Girls Brno 2013 - Opening talk

    Together with TechSquat and RedHat, we organized the first Rails Girls Workshop in the Czech Republic in Brno (see http://railsgirls.com/brno20130621.html). In the opening talk I presented the mission of Rails Girls, my motivation to come to Brno as a coach, why coding is awesome and what mindset you need to succeed with learning how to code. Basically it was a motivational pitch to get the participants even more excited about starting a day full of coding.

    This talk is in: English