Registration and refreshments
Welcome to LeadDev West Coast 2023
Welcome to StaffPlus London 2023
A welcome to StaffPlus London 2023 from the host Tanya Reilly.
Filling the jar of impact and trust as a Principal Engineer
Nayana Shetty shares some tips and tricks to identify rocks, pebbles and sand you can fill your jar with, ways they enable you to create impact and build trust across the organization and some common challenges you will face when you prioritize your work using this technique and ways to overcome those.
The journey of a byline
Alice Bartlett explores the journey our content takes through the many, many applications in our microservices architecture.
Running large scale migrations continuously
Suhail Patel goes over strategies and principles to make large scale migrations less daunting, both from a technical and organisational point of view.
Enjoy some refreshments during the break
How not to lose friends and alienate yourself: Learnings from a journey to Staff Engineer
Waheed El Miladi reflects on his journey to Staff Engineer and discusses some of the personal pitfalls and unexpected challenges he encountered while moving through roles and the personal skills and strategies I’ve developed to address them.
Scaling your influence through documentation
James Ford reflects on his two year journey as a Staff Engineer and how a mix of documentation and working groups has been a surprisingly effective strategy for influencing the opinions of the individual engineers as well as the non-technical stakeholders.
Solving the puzzle of staff+ time management
Blanca Garcia Gil looks at how the expectations of your role imply changes in how you manage your time, strategies to avoid feeling like you are being stretched in multiple directions, understanding how you work best, and identifying which strategies apply to you.
How we support making architectural decisions
Olena Sovyn takes a deep dive from the principles based on which this group operates to the specific how-to that made its work beneficial for the company and shares what we've learned from this whole experience so far.
We'll take a break for lunch
Maximizing your impact when context-switching
Maude Lemaire spent the last few years trialing a few different ways to sustainably maximize this time by balancing productivity with a bit of mindfulness. Come learn from her (many) mistakes, and hopefully we can all feel a bit less like a Dalí painting.
Homebrew’s great migration: Moving to GitHub packages with zero downtime
Mike McQuaid discusses the following: the key factors we evaluated to decide between the options available, how compromises were made within and between Homebrew and GitHub (my employer), what techniques we used to implement the migration by the hard deadline with zero downtime, and how to use “soft power” to affect change in your organisation without “hard power” to decide what any individual works on.
The dark side of lessons learned
Dianing Yudono explains how you can boost the efficiency and effectiveness of your software development processes by unlocking the power of lessons learned and making them accessible to everyone. Let's elevate our collective wisdom and drive success together!
Working on software that is older than you
Sally Wahba shares her views on working on an older codebase. She will share her experience watching the codebase evolve from incorporating acquired startups, to consolidating code branches. She will share pain points that she found to be repeated after joining a younger company.
Enjoy some refreshments during the break
Practical systems thinking for Software Engineers
Laura Nolan covers methods such as EAST-BL, System Dynamics, and the Energy Barrier perspective, with a specific focus on how these methods can be applied to the development and operation of distributed software systems.
How to progress as an engineer while doing what you love
Blanca Rojo Martin shares how a large organisation like UBS has created a three-level strategy for Engineers technical career progression.
Unmasking Imposters by debugging doubts
Bobby D takes inspiration from the popular game "Among Us" to address the challenges engineers face in understanding their value and the importance of developing team awareness to support one another, and shares practical strategies for embracing individual strengths, fostering team collaboration, and building bridges through empathy and inclusivity.
Network with our community
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