Track Overview

Staff-Plus Engineer Path

What skills do you need to develop if you want to stay on the technical track to technical lead, staff, or principal? What can you expect when you reach the Staff-Plus status? Will you still code?

While the management track has a plethora of books, courses, company training, and very clear expectations, the Staff-Plus Engineer path still does not receive the same level of support or clarity.

In this track, we will discuss what is expected from a Staff-Plus engineer, the leadership skills needed, the secrets to follow this path, how companies can be prepared to support Staff-Plus engineers, and why the future of our industry depends on it.

Fabiane Nardon

Data Scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficia

From this track

Session + Live Q&A Staff-Plus Engineer

5 Behaviours to Become an Effective Staff-Plus Engineer

Tuesday Apr 5 / 10:35AM BST

Congratulations on landing your staff-plus role! The first question that many people ask themselves once they land the role is: what does it really mean? The role can vary even within the same organisation.You want to figure out how to be a staff-plus engineer, let alone being effective. How do...

Blanca Garcia Gil

Principal Engineer

Session + Live Q&A Staff-Plus Engineer

A CTO That Still Codes: My Tortuous Path to the Staff-Plus Engineer Role

Tuesday Apr 5 / 11:50AM BST

It takes time to figure out what kind of work you want to do, what you are good at, what makes you jump out of bed every day excited with the challenges ahead. For me, the answer was always to get as close to the code as possible. However, my path to a Staff-Plus engineer, like for many others,...

Fabiane Nardon

Data Scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficia

UNCONFERENCE + Live Q&A

Unconference: Staff-Plus

Tuesday Apr 5 / 01:40PM BST

Details coming soon.

Session + Live Q&A Staff-Plus Engineer

The Secret Strategy for Landing That Staff Engineer Role

Tuesday Apr 5 / 02:55PM BST

Historically, as engineers/developers became more senior, they hit a decision point — do I become a manager or an architect? Architecture tended to be the standard route for folks that wanted to stay focused on tech.As engineering culture evolved, the adoption of dev ops and the cloud has...

Nicky Wrightson

Ventures CTO @blenheimchalcot

Session + Live Q&A Staff-Plus Engineer

How Open-Source Engagement Can Accelerate & Solidify Your Staff+ Career

Tuesday Apr 5 / 04:10PM BST

Your first contribution to an open-source project is an event to be celebrated. However, an isolated contribution won't have that impact on your career. The key to such an impact is to create a long-term engagement in the community.Staff+ engineers usually create their own unique path to the...

Alex Porcelli

Sr. Principal Engineer @RedHat

Session + Live Q&A Staff-Plus Engineer

Staff-Plus Engineer Path Panel

Tuesday Apr 5 / 05:25PM BST

In this panel we will bring experienced Staff-Plus Engineers to discuss key topics to help you in your career path:What skills you need to develop if you want to be a successful Staff-Plus EngineerWhat can you expect when you reach Staff-Plus status How companies can support and incentivise...

Blanca Garcia Gil

Principal Engineer

Alex Porcelli

Sr. Principal Engineer @RedHat

Nicky Wrightson

Ventures CTO @blenheimchalcot


Speakers from this track

Blanca Garcia Gil

Principal Engineer

Blanca Garcia Gil is a Principal Engineer.She has worked in the Data Platform team at the BBC, where she built highly scalable data ingestion pipelines and led teams improving access to data in the data warehouse and data visualisation.Prior to the BBC she held a variety of roles: web...

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Fabiane Nardon

Data Scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficia

Fabiane is a computer scientist with many years of experience in large information systems with huge amounts of data. She was chief architect of the Sao Paulo Healthcare Information System, considered the largest JavaEE application in the world and winner of the 2005 Duke's Choice Award. She...

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Nicky Wrightson

Ventures CTO @blenheimchalcot

Nicky has worked as an engineer for over 20 years over many industries. She is currently working as Ventures CTO for Blenheim Chalcot, a venture builder which believes in investing more than just funds but investing knowledge and experience, ideas and infrastructure to build new sustainable...

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Alex Porcelli

Sr. Principal Engineer @RedHat

Alex Porcelli is a Sr. Principal Engineer at Red Hat, Principal Architect, and Engineer Leader for Business Automation. Professional developer with more than 25 years of experience, Alex has been an active member of many open source communities for more than 15 years with contributions to...

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Track Host

Fabiane Nardon

Data Scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficia

Fabiane is a computer scientist with many years of experience in large information systems with huge amounts of data. She was chief architect of the Sao Paulo Healthcare Information System, considered the largest JavaEE application in the world and winner of the 2005 Duke's Choice Award. She...

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Find Fabiane Nardon at:

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