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March 9 & 10, 2023 (remote)

7am PST / 10am EST / 4pm CET

Event about leadership and seniority

  • 2
    Tracks of talks
  • 20+
    Speakers sharing career tips
  • 5K+
    Engineers & tech leads attending

Helping developers to achieve career goals

Welcome to the conference about leadership and seniority in teams! 20 engineers, managers and HR from leading companies will give talks on topics as careers and soft skills. We'll discuss how to become more senior and get more influence in the company, get a promotion and achieve what you want in your career.

Enjoy talks and Q&As on March 9 from 5pm to 7pm CET. And join discussion rooms on March 10 from 4pm to 9pm CET. It's a remote event on both days.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Career growth & security

  • Mastering interviews

  • Soft skills

  • Team/tech leadership

  • Horizontal/Full-stack growth

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Features

Awesome Speakers

High-quality talks from field experts

Networking

Join live chat rooms, meet new friends and new opportunities

Swizec Teller

Erin Fox

Tara Z. Manicsic

Alex Moldovan

Naz Delam

Zan Markan

Baris Guler

Mo Khazali

Philipp Giese

Shivangi Das

Ziv Levy

Alex Ptakhin

Remote and fun

Socialize at remote afterparties and gaming tournaments

First Speakers

Swizec Teller
Tia, USA
Talk: On becoming a Tech Lead

Author of the "Senior Engineer Mindset" book.

Swizec is a software engineer, author, educator, and conference speaker. He's published books on modern web technologies, data visualization, and productivity, and has trained engineering teams at Fortune500 companies. Now he's distilling 20 years of tacit experience into actionable steps.

Erin Fox
ConvertKit, USA
Talk: How to Get a Mentor Without Telling Them

I’m Erin - raised in the Bay Area, schooled in Sonoma, Hawaii, and NYC. I’m a software engineer with a drive for JavaScript, React, explaining things simply and cats. I hold a MA in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University and previously worked at Major League Soccer on the mobile team. I’ve given talks internationally and across the US on the work I’ve been doing. I keep busy with new side projects, reading all of Reese Witherspoon’s bookclub books, re-watching Frontend Master courses, and tweeting about it all on Twitter.

Tara Z. Manicsic
Netlify, USA
Talk: Processes for the Process-averse

After over a decade on the IC track, Tara has switched to the Engineering Management track to take everything she’s learned to help empower as many devs as they let her. Beyond being an EM at Netlify, Tara is an international technical speaker, mother of 2 (soon to be 3, nature + bourbon lover and chronic craft project starter.

Alex Moldovan
CodeSandbox, Romania
Talk: A framework for managing technical debt

Alex is Frontend Engineer at CodeSandbox with a passion for both dev tools and user experience. He is also the organizer of JSHeroes, the biggest JS/Frontend conference in Romania.

Naz Delam
LinkedIn, USA
Talk: The communication 101 one, is broader tips and frameworks for effective communication for senior engineers and leads.

Naz is a software engineering manager at LinkedIn, ex at Netflix and Technology Career Coach at Mentorcruise. She is passionate about UI Engineering, Career Development and growth skills. Prior to Netflix, she worked in the Finance industry as a Software Architect. Naz is dedicated to advancing and growing careers of many engineers across the world 🌎 . She is an active Career Coach on MentorCruise. She also volunteers with Hour of Code teaching high school girls how to code and serves as a member of MentorCruise and BuiltByGirls to coach engineers. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find her exploring the world 🌱, playing games, or curled up with a good book and a cup of coffee. 📚☕

Zan Markan
CircleCI, UK
Talk: What engineering leaders should know about DevRel (but were too busy to ask)

Zan Markan is a developer advocate at CircleCI, on a mission to educate and inspire developers on the topics of CI/CD, DevOps, and software quality.

Across his career he has worked in companies of various sizes, from enterprises to own startups, and everything in between, and across industries as diverse as retail, AI, and developer tools.

He’s passionate about serverless technologies, mobile development, and developer experience. Outside of work, he enthuses over airplanes, craft beer, and the Oxford comma.

Baris Guler
Delivery Hero , Germany
Talk: Vertically-Sliced Teams for Feature-Flagged Trunking Value: A Practical Backpack for Tech Leads

Working as an Engineering Manager / Tech Lead for a couple of years alongside with a 15+ experience on engineering area in 3 (three) different countries working with several FE/BE & Full-Stack teams.

Mo Khazali
Theodo UK, UK
Talk: Why Leetcode is dead and pair programming for interviews is the way forward

Mo is the Head of Mobile and a Tech Lead at Theodo UK, having worked on several projects with startups and established enterprises to create cross-platform mobile application in React Native. He's passionate about React Native, MobileDevOps, and pushing the boundaries of combining code across web and mobile.

Philipp Giese
BRYTER, Germany
Talk: The Rewrite Trap

Philipp loves to code and teach people. His first project was a webpage to manage which of his friends had borrowed which VHS. It was this project that also convinced him that the internet is where the future is. Fast forward some 20 years and he is still coding.

Shivangi Das
Shivangi Das, UK
Talk: Negotiate like your life depends on it

Software Engineer with 8 years of experience in the information technology, financial services industry, and public sector working on multi-million-dollar products. Shivangi is passionate about promoting women in tech and helping them get paid more.

Ziv Levy
Wix.com, Israel
Talk: The Game Theory of Software Decision Making

Ziv currently working at Wix.com as a software engineer in the very exciting Wix’s Data Science group. He is an open-source enthusiast, have a fetish for web performance, loves technology at its best when it's visual, and… mixing techno sounds at night!!

Alex Ptakhin
Prestatech GmbH, Germany
Talk: Purpose: What I Learned from Stepping Down as Team Lead Twice

Alex is a software engineer with technical and engineering management experience from startups to middle-sized and big-tech companies. Loves creating friendly and effective team processes.

Vânia Santos
OLX Group, Portugal
Talk: Why scaling bottom-up? How teams’ interactions should impact the organizational structure.

Backend Software Engineer for +10 years in industries such as telco, online betting, and financing, embraced the passion for leading and caring for people 3 years ago, being now at OLX Group as Engineering Manager.

Octave Raimbault
Datadog, France
Talk: The power of Pairs

Senior front-end engineer. I build the next generation of Application Security tools using your typical React & Typescript stack.

Anton Kazakov
Westwing Group SE, Germany
Talk: A quick and complete guide to measuring your tech debt and using the results

Anton is a Director of Engineering at Westwing, Germany. As an engineering leader, he's built and scaled teams, shaped tech organisations in the SaaS and consumer-facing worlds. He has a passion for systemic approaches and helping people thrive and grow. He's mentoring other engineering leaders both at work and outside of work, making sure they onboard on their leadership journey quickly and smoothly. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, mountain skiing, and spending time with his family.

Marek Kalnik
Marek Kalnik
BAM, France
Talk: Do you really have to become a manager to advance in your career?
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Program Committee

Stefania Ioana Chiorean
CodeSandbox, Romania

Ioana is an engineer manager flavored in communities, and devrel, that has more than 12 years of experience in tech with a specialization in mobile apps and web. Besides her job at CodeSandbox, she dedicates her time to building tech communities and improving the access to education. She is the Module Owner for Mozilla Reps, one of the alumni of MozTechSpeakers, and stands as an ambassador for CodeWeek at the European Commission. In her free time, she contributes to Open Source and different volunteering programs, while enjoying a coffee or a good wine.

Bruno Paulino
N26, Austria

Bruno is a passionate Software Engineer who loves crafting solutions that can help ease our lives and make it more fun. He is mainly interested in Web development, currently working with TypeScript, Elixir and React.

Peter Nijenhuis
S0L1D Heroes, Netherlands

DevOps is one of my greatest passions. Guiding teams in the DevOps way of working, helping and facilitating them in achieving the ultimate goal of becoming a high performing team.

What I often see at companies, that they’re trying to adopt the DevOps way of working with a technical approach. They often start with automation. While automation is a huge aspect of DevOps, it isn’t the key to success. Mindset and behavior is in my opinion the key to success. Getting the right culture and a facilitating governance with its processes within the company. Only then you can be successful in adopting the DevOps way of working.

Mo Khazali
Theodo UK, UK

Mo is the Head of Mobile and a Tech Lead at Theodo UK, having worked on several projects with startups and established enterprises to create cross-platform mobile application in React Native. He's passionate about React Native, MobileDevOps, and pushing the boundaries of combining code across web and mobile.

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