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Myths engineers believe about being successful

Ronnie Chen

Engineering Manager

Twitter

Ronnie Chen

Many ambitious and well meaning engineers hold ideas on how to be successful that are actually impediments to their career. This talk breaks down some of the core myths like "ideas are currency" and "my manager should be in charge of my career".

Many ambitious and well meaning engineers hold ideas on how to be successful that are actually impediments to their career. This talk breaks down some of the core myths like "ideas are currency" and "my manager should be in charge of my career".

If you haven't had explicit conversations with your ICs about their role in owning their careers and driving impactful projects on the team, they are probably not aware of the extent of their own agency and are relying on you to fill in the gap.

By correcting these myths, you not only allow your engineers to maximize their own potential, but you also remove yourself as a single point of failure in their careers, allowing you both to be happier and more productive.

About Ronnie Chen

Ronnie Chen is an engineering manager at Twitter working to increase the health of public conversation. Previously, she was a data engineer at Slack and Braintree, and a backend engineer at PayPal. She is a deep sea technical diver and was the sous chef of a Michelin-starred restaurant in a previous life.

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Bryan Liles

Senior Staff Engineer

VMWare

Bryan Liles

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About Bryan Liles

Bryan Liles is a Senior Staff Engineer at VMware. He leads the Developer Experience group, which creates solutions to help developers be more productive in Kubernetes. When not working, Bryan builds and races cars and drones.

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Suz Hinton

Senior Software Engineer

Stripe

Suz Hinton

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About Suz Hinton

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