StaffPlus Bay Area is our technical leadership conference for senior individual contributors

As engineers scale the technical track, they need to take on a whole new set of leadership skills. While managers are often provided with resources and support, very senior individual contributors (ICs) aren’t. StaffPlus is here to change that!

We're bringing StaffPlus to the West Coast. Join your peers on the technical track for two jam-packed days, as we explore everything from strategic planning and solving technical problems, to influencing at scale and balancing your role as a leader and executor.

Submit a proposal to speak at StaffPlus Bay Area 2023

We want all voices of the engineering leadership community to be represented - whether you're a regular on the speaker scene, a newcomer, or simply want to share an experience from your career. The deadline to send a proposal to speak at one of our 2023 Bay Area conferences is on April 11 - don't miss out on the chance to share your story and take the stage with some of the most influential tech leaders in the industry.

Leslie Chapman speaking at StaffPlus

Key takeaways

Defining the senior IC role

Defining the role of senior ICs

Technical strategy

Effective technical strategies

Scaling incident management

Scaling incident management

Influencing at scale

Influencing at scale

Featured speakers

Get unparalleled access to very senior individual contributors who have built industry-leading tools and technical infrastructures. Full line-up of speakers to be announced soon.

Silvia Botros Box Principal Engineer
Matthew Hawthorne Software Engineer

Bay Area related events for your entire engineering team 

LeadDev - The essential event for Engineering Managers


As you move from maker to multiplier (engineer to manager), the skill set you need to be successful will change. 

LeadDev Bay Area is a two-day conference on October 17 & 18 for new and seasoned managers.




LeadingEng - The conference for senior leaders looking for reassurance in their role


The highest levels of engineering management are challenging and isolating.

LeadingEng Bay Area is a one-day event on October 19 curated for Directors, Heads and VPs of Engineering, looking to focus on the challenges that are specific to manager of managers. 

Bay Area Schedule

October 17-18 October 19
LeadDev Bay Area StaffPlus Bay Area LeadingEng Bay Area

Conference Location

Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607, United States

Hear what past attendees had to say about our StaffPlus conferences

Thousands of senior, staff, principal, and distinguished engineers have been part of our StaffPlus events. After the success of our StaffPlus Live virtual conference in September 2021, we had our first in-person StaffPlus New York conference in April 2022. Here's what some of our attendees had to say...

The single track conference style was refreshingly focused. The deciding factor for me was the quality of the speakers and their chosen topics.

Brad Osgood
Squarespace Staff Engineer

The inclusivity and dedication to making it a good event for everybody was clear. I appreciated measures such as the Ramadan note during lunch.

K. Adam White
Human Made Principal Engineer

I enjoyed the focus strictly on high-level ICs, and the ability to talk to and interact with other high-level ICs from other companies. Also the great content; I have no idea how I'm going to summarize all this to my coworkers.

Michael Abon
1Password Staff Software Engineer

Safety & security

Your health, safety, and comfort are priorities for us. To make sure you can enjoy the conference without worry, we are following local and international COVID guidelines and best practice.

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