Each developer is, was or (most probably) will be a senior developer. Many seniors wonder about choosing the right career path - one can become a manager, an architect or an engineering expert - just to name a few options. There is a bunch of non-technical skills which are very helpful or even essential if one thinks about progressing their career in any of those paths.

For more than 3 years I have been helping senior developers shape their career plans and work on gaining knowledge, skills and experience they need to grow professionally. In my talk, I recommend skills which every ambitious senior engineer should gain and I give advice on how to learn them efficiently.


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Erwin Deckers at 15:35 on 8 Jun 2019

Great talk, covering a wide range of subjects without becoming a dry list. Also added a few interesting titles to my reading list.

Dion Snoeijen at 17:19 on 8 Jun 2019

Interesting stuff.

Great speaker, great slides, very engaging talk.

I would have hope to hear a bit on how managers/leaders could help senior engineers evolve, what could be the strategies as well as the pitfalls to avoid.

But the advices directly at senior developers were really good and relevant.

Good job!

Daniel Halasz at 19:52 on 8 Jun 2019

Very Interesting and motivating talk, well done :) +1 for the book recommendations :)

Good attempt at trying to define 'senior developer'. I feel like I now have a much better idea of what it means or should mean.

Tim Huijzers at 00:16 on 10 Jun 2019

I did expect a little bit more depth but like it as explained in the talk that's just not possible with such a broad subject. nonetheless very insightful

Really nice and structured talk. Good summation of almost all of the skills which senior software developer should have.

De Fix at 11:02 on 11 Jun 2019

Talk was interesting and motivating

Inspirational talk.
Nice that you didn't go to deep into specific subjects, but instead offered links to other presentations/books. This way you could cover a lot of information.

Ronald D. at 15:00 on 11 Jun 2019

Talk was fine, but not what I expected.

Good talk and strong presentation. I will look back to the slides multiple times for tips and reading material.