Engineer for the future of Cloud
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA

Leadership sessions

Track host

Davy StevensonDavy Stevenson (Fastly) is Director of Application Engineering at Fastly. She works remotely in beautiful, sunny Portland, Oregon. She has a long history building successful products in the high tech space. Prior to Fastly, she worked at GitHub, Esri, Elemental Technologies and Insitu. Davy holds degrees in Astrophysics and Computer Science from Williams College and a Masters in Computer Science from Portland State University.


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11:35am12:15pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL20 A/B
Beth Long (New Relic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
We fret about how to break system knowledge out of knowledge silos—the expert individuals with a deep intuitive understanding of our complex systems. Beth Long explains how those experts represent both a vulnerability and a strength and why understanding them as a key mechanism in your larger systems helps you harness their power and protect against fragility. Read more.
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1:25pm2:05pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL20 A/B
Andrew Harvey (Microsoft)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Many technical leaders find themselves in leadership without any formal training. Andrew Harvey asks, What if you used your understanding of distributed systems to understand your team and how to scale it? Read more.
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2:20pm3:00pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL20 A/B
Uma Chingunde (Stripe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
As both engineers and managers reach midcareer levels referred to as career or terminal levels (e.g., senior engineer or senior manager levels in many technology companies), they are often faced with uncertainty and ambiguity on possible next steps in their career. Uma Chingunde focuses on career planning and strategy for midcareer technologists. Read more.
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3:50pm4:30pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL20 A/B
Emily Freeman (Microsoft), Nicole Forsgren (DORA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Emily Freeman and Nicole Forsgren dive into what the heck DevRel is and why you (yes, you) are actually a DevRel too—whether you know it or not. You’ll walk away from this game show—talk, that is—with a smile on your face and a deeper understanding of the ins and outs of technical advocacy and how developer relations benefit you as an engineer. Read more.
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4:45pm5:25pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL20 A/B
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Leading a project requires reorienting your priorities in new and sometimes unintuitive ways; Jonathan Maltz explains how your responsibilities change when you start leading a project and how you can successfully adapt to that change. Read more.