Discussion on: Sure you want to be a tech lead?

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Max Ong Zong Bao

This is an awesome article there are times that I want to become a tech lead in the future if I were to consider in jumping towards it.

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Michael Rice Author

Awesome Max. Being a tech lead is awesome. In most cases you get to stay an individual contributor if you don't want to go the full people manager route; or, if you do, it sets you up nicely for it.

That said, someone in your organization may informally "tap" you to be a tech lead. It might feel kind of easy, informal, and you might miss that it's actually a big moment in your career. I'll be posting some more about that transition soon.

Good luck to you buddy!