A technical leadership conference for senior individual contributors

As engineers scale the technical track they need a whole new set of leadership skills. While managers receive training, very senior individual contributors (ICs) are left to fend for themselves. StaffPlus is here to change that!

Explore everything strategic planning and solving technical problems, to influencing at scale and balancing your role as a leader and executor.

Plus meet folk in similar roles for the first time and share your stories!

2023 key themes

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Defining the role of senior ICs

Technical strategy

Effective technical strategies

Incident management

Scaling incident management

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Influencing at scale

Meet all our speakers

Meet the folk who will unpack what being a very senior IC means, and how you can thrive in your technical leadership role. 

Tanya Reilly Squarespace Principal Software Engineer
J. Bobby Dorlus #TheTechHustle Founder & CEO
Nayana Shetty The Lego Group Principal Engineer
Laura Nolan Stanza Principal Software Engineer
Blanca Garcia Gil topi Lead Analytics Engineer
Suhail Patel Monzo Senior Staff Engineer
Kaitlyn Tierney Farewill Staff Engineer
Hannes Ricklefs BBC Head of Architecture
Caroline Handley Google Staff Software Engineer SRE
Liem Pham Accurx Staff Product Engineer
Blanca Rojo Martin UBS Distinguished Engineer
Felisia Martini WMWare Staff Engineer
Laís Oliveira Nubank Principal Engineer
Maude Lemaire Slack Senior Staff Engineer
James Ford Compare the Market Staff Engineer
Aish Dahal GitHub Staff Software Engineer
Sabrina Leandro Intercom Principal Product Engineer
Michael Tweed Skyscanner Principal Software Engineer
Mike McQuaid Raise.dev CTO and Cofounder
Sebastian Łaskawiec MongoDB Staff Software Engineer
Dianing Yudono Shopify Senior Software Engineer
Eamon Scullion Bazaarvoice Staff Software Engineer
Alice Bartlett The Financial Times Principal Engineer
Samantha Schaevitz Google Principal Engineer
Cian Synnott DataDog Senior Staff Software Engineer
Shweta Bhandare Recursion Principal Software Engineer
Sally Wahba Splunk Principal Engineer

Find your community

For the first time in London, StaffPlus is a place where you can meet other staff, distinguished and principal engineers, share stories, and find out how roles work in other organisations. 

Make connections, new friends, and share your problems with folk who understand your world. 

Delegates speaking at StaffPlus in NYC

Conference Location

Barbican Centre

Silk St, Barbican, London


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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