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  • The Path to a Staff-Plus Engineer Role: from Management Back to Tech

    When working in tech, a managerial career may not be for you. Fabiane Bizinella Nardon went from being a manager back to tech, becoming a staff plus engineer and creating a staff plus friendly company. She presented A CTO That Still Codes: My Tortuous Path to the Staff Plus Engineer Role at QCon London 2022 and will present at QCon Plus May 10-20, 2022.

  • Remain in Tech by Becoming a Staff Plus Engineer

    Engineers who want to remain focused on tech can follow the path toward a staff plus engineer. Staff plus engineers enable others to have impact. Bringing the people along can be hard; you need to work on your communication and influential skills. Nicky Wrightson presented The Secret Strategy for Landing That Staff Engineer Role at QCon London 2022 and will present at QCon Plus May 10-20, 2022.

  • How Open Source Can Pave the Path Towards a Staff+ Role

    Open source contributions and long-term community engagement can help you on your path to a staff+ engineer role. Written communication skills are key for the async and remote work which is common in open source. Your contributions should be aligned with business needs, which can give you visibility that opens up career possibilities. Alex Porcelli presented at QCon London 2022.

  • Becoming a Staff Plus Engineer: Leadership and Communication Training Matters

    The poor industry support for engineers who want to pursue a technical career affects them; many outstanding technical individuals find themselves forced to seek a management position. The path to a staff plus engineer role is not straightforward. Training on leadership and communication for staff plus engineers can help them to become a better tech leader.

  • How to be Creative and Remain Focused in the Digital Distraction Era

    The way we use digital devices has a strong impact on our cognitive skills. The main skills impacted are creativity and focus; both are very much needed in future jobs and they are very much influenced by our digital habits, said Monica Bormetti. She spoke about focus and creativity in the digital distraction era at Agile Business Day 2019.

  • What Tech for Good is and Why it Matters

    Tech for Good groups provide opportunities to connect with people who share a positive vision of the future and look for ways to use technology in order to have a positive impact. Ellen Ward spoke about Tech for Good Dublin at Women in Tech Dublin 2019; she presented what Tech for Good looks like in reality, why it matters, and how people can get involved.

  • The Importance of Leadership and Management in Hypergrowth

    At QCon New York 2019, Patrick Kua shared lessons learned sowing the seeds and fertilising an environment to cultivate high performing teams in a startup fintech company. This article explores how to manage technical managers in a fast growing company.

  • Applying Cyberpsychology Research for a Positive Internet Experience

    There is a lot of opinion and not enough fact on how we use the internet and the effect of the internet on our lives; the goal of cyberpsychology is to establish the facts, said Oonagh O'Brien. At RebelCon.io 2019 she spoke about her research on the use of the internet and its effects on student well-being and academic performance, and on positive use of and positive development on the internet.

  • Spanning the Business and Technology Divide: A Talk with UBS, LBG and ITV

    Prior to this year’s DevOps Enterprise Summit in London, InfoQ hosted a video panel sponsored by IT Revolution and featuring speakers from the DevOps Enterprise Summit Events: Jelena Laketic from UBS, Mark Howell from Lloyds Banking Group and Tom Clark from ITV.

  • The Employee Experience: How to Make People Want to Show Up at Work

    Jacob Morgan, a keynote speaker, best-selling author and the co-founder of The Future of Work Community, a global innovation council of the world’s most forward thinking organizations exploring the new world of work, gave a webinar along with Cisco to discuss how organizations should behave to create remarkable employee experiences, the ones that make people want to show up at work.

  • Scaling Teams to Grow Your Startup

    Once a startup becomes successful it needs to scale its teams and technology to grow. Scaling has to be done in way that the startup remains effective, and thus capable of quickly delivering products to satisfy the needs of the fast growing user base. Some of the challenges faced are hiring people and onboarding them, along with technology decisions that allow you to grow and get the right people.

  • What Is New on ThoughtWorks Radar Nov 2015

    ThoughtWorks has published their radar for the end of 2015, covering technologies in four areas: Languages & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, and Tools.

  • New and Interesting on ThoughtWorks Radar Jan 2015

    ThoughtWorks has published a digital preview of the January 2015 radar, providing opinion on techniques, tools, platforms and languages and taking a snapshot of the current trends in software technology.

  • Box, Facebook and Pinterest Announced WEST Program for Women

    Box, Facebook and Pinterest announced WEST - Women Entering and Staying in Tech, a one-on-one mentorship program for women to grow their technology career. This post covers the program highlights.

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