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)
We fret about how to break system knowledge out of "knowledge silos" -- the expert individuals with a deep intuitive understanding of our complex systems. Those experts represent both a vulnerability and a strength, and understanding them as a key mechanism in our larger systems will help us 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)
Many technical leaders find themselves in leadership without any formal training – what if we used our understanding of distributed systems to understand our 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)
Talk focusing on career planning and strategy for mid-career technologists Read more.
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3:50pm4:30pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL20 A/B
Emily Freeman (Microsoft), Nicole Forsgren (DORA)
You’ll walk away from this gameshow — I mean talk — with a smile on your face, a deeper understanding the ins and outs of technical advocacy and how Developer Relations benefits you as an engineer. Read more.
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4:45pm5:25pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: LL20 A/B
Jonathan Maltz (Nuna Inc)
Leading a project requires reorienting your priorities in new and sometimes unintuitive ways; this talk will cover how your responsibilities change when you start leading a project, and how you can successfully adapt to that change. Read more.