Navigating parental leave as a senior engineering leader

Navigating parental leave as a senior engineering leader

In this talk, Iccha covers what she did to prepare before her parental leave, from the perspective of business, and how to keep an org functioning healthy while you are out.

Making personal development matter

Making personal development matter

In this talk, Jack and Neel explore techniques in a personal development context, and how you can use them to create a purposeful and coordinated personal development strategy.

Trends in Cloud-Native Performance & Efficiency

Trends in Cloud-Native Performance & Efficiency

In this talk, Melanie discusses the significant innovation in Cloud technologies from the processors at the bottom of the stack all the way up through the software at the top of the stack.

You Can Write Devastatingly Effective Docs

You Can Write Devastatingly Effective Docs

In this talk, Andrew discusses how a tech lead can edit their team's product spec by learning about the key components of the SCQA framework.

Influencing organizational change without hurting your day job: a playbook

Influencing organizational change without hurting your day job: a playbook

By the end of this talk, you’ll be able to form a plan to influence change beyond the scope of your team, leading to better outcomes for yourself and your peers.

Building effective engineering teams; lessons from 10 years at Google

Building effective engineering teams; lessons from 10 years at Google

In this talk, Addy shares the insights that help grow people into effective individual engineers.

There’s no “I” in learning from incidents.

There’s no “I” in learning from incidents.

In this talk, Vanessa walks you through the different stages of a Post-Incident Process and explains how to get folks from different parts of your org involved.

Organizational Change Through The Power Of Why - DevSecOps Enablement

Organizational Change Through The Power Of Why - DevSecOps Enablement

In this talk you will learn how to communicate and educate your teams on security approaches and best practices.

Stop! Strategy time!

Stop! Strategy time!

In this talk, Lena Reinhard shares a practical, highly applicable framework that everyone can use to become a more strategic leader. Start these concrete daily, weekly, and quarterly actions to elevate your role and think, operate, and lead more strategically.

Towards global and human-centered explanations for machine learning models

Towards global and human-centered explanations for machine learning models

In this talk, Carla presents the existing literature and contributions already done in the field of XAI, including a prospect toward what is yet to be reached.

Rise of the platform (Team)

Rise of the platform (Team)

In this talk, you're going to learn what a platform team is, what they do, and why your business needs one.

How a year in engineering leadership has made me a better individual contributor

How a year in engineering leadership has made me a better individual contributor

In this talk, Kristen discusses the specific ways in which leadership has accelerated by growth, impact and efficiency as an individual contributor.

Debugging engineering velocity and leading high-performing teams

Debugging engineering velocity and leading high-performing teams

This talk will give you a playbook to analyze and work on your team’s engineering velocity— and ultimately, to create an environment where people work together at their highest potential.

Understanding Time Systems Creates Successful Engineering Teams

Understanding Time Systems Creates Successful Engineering Teams

This talk will explain how different cultures and the processes and tools we use at work relate to time, and finally how to take advantage of the strengths in each to build a better team.

Scale up: How to grow your team without growing headcount

Scale up: How to grow your team without growing headcount

In this talk, CJ Cenizal uses colorful AI-generated images to illustrate three stories about how he approaches this challenge.

Traps when spotting and growing new managers

Traps when spotting and growing new managers

In this talk, Javier discusses how the success of a manager depends on two things: spotting skillset fit and cultivating habitat fit.

Critical components of successful delegation

Critical components of successful delegation

This talk presents techniques to help you be prepared to delegate, sponsor, and coach your team in a way that empowers them to grow their careers and makes your load manageable.

Wrangling Kubernetes into a developer friendly cloud platform

Wrangling Kubernetes into a developer friendly cloud platform

This talk will take a look at how one can use Kubernetes and abstract its primitives to build a developer-friendly cloud platform.

Controlling Cloud Costs with Culture

Controlling Cloud Costs with Culture

In this talk, we'll cover why frameworks and best practices aren't enough and three key steps to create a cost-conscious culture.

Making code review a more inclusive & productive collaboration

Making code review a more inclusive & productive collaboration

Shifalika will talk about why we need to focus on the social aspects of code review, the best practices around it and discuss concrete ways to promote inclusive code reviews.

MMMRRRRR, or approaches to leadership and execution for staff+

MMMRRRRR, or approaches to leadership and execution for staff+

In this talk, Joshua aim's to answer the question “How should engineers think about the skills to sustain the expansion?”

Finding success on a team with a first-time tech lead

Finding success on a team with a first-time tech lead

This talk will offer practical solutions for guiding the team to success under the direction of a first-time tech lead.

Practical additive hiring for any team

Practical additive hiring for any team

This talk will cover additive hiring practices and tips at all size companies from hiring the first engineer at a startup to finding a great staff+ engineer at a big tech company.

Becoming a manager somewhere else

Becoming a manager somewhere else

In this talk, Jennifer will go through what it's like to be a first-time manager and share advice that was shared with her before her own transition into management.

No more heroes: User experience design for incident response

No more heroes: User experience design for incident response

In this talk, Plum discusses the "user experience design" of incident response processes that allow them to grow alongside a rapidly expanding team and technical landscape.

Be a better partner to product management

Be a better partner to product management

Whether you are a senior IC working more closely with your PM, a TL trying to figure out your role, or higher up in leadership looking to recalibrate, this talk is for anyone who works closely with a product leader.