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Staff+: Career Progression Without Management

Staff+: Career Progression Without Management

The traditional route for progression in the software industry is from a senior-level individual contributor (IC), e.g. a senior engineer/marketer/data scientist/designer, into a management role. 

Unfortunately, the required skills for success drastically differ between ICs and managers. Do you need to transition into a position you may not enjoy or excel at to progress in your career?

In this talk, I'll present another way: the staff-plus IC career track, allowing career progression without people management, inspired by my experiences moving through Senior and Staff positions to my current position as a Principal Engineer at GitHub.

Mike McQuaid

March 26, 2022

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