PyCon CZ

PyCon CZ 23
15–17 September

Code Complete, Leader Incomplete: The Imposter Staff Engineer’s Journey to Leadership a talk by Manivannan Selvaraj

Friday 15 September 15:40 (30 minutes)

I, an undercover Imposter Syndrome sufferer, masquerade as a Staff Software Engineer amid an army of coding geniuses.

Prepare to embark on an epic saga of my transformation into a Staff Software Engineer, while simultaneously wrestling with my sneaky self-doubt.

In this talk, I'll tell about my hilarious misadventures and unexpected triumphs in the rollercoaster ride of becoming a staff software engineer and somehow, against all odds, thriving in that role.

What do you need to know to enjoy this talk

Python level

You can write basic scripts.

About the topic

No previous knowledge of the topic is required, basic concepts will be explained.

Manivannan Selvaraj

My day job involves dealing with imposter syndrome among an army of coding geniuses at Slack and perform as a Staff Engineer on the side. I've expertise in architecting and delivering large-scale systems in public and private clouds, leveraging technologies like Chef, Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, Apache Mesos, and Aurora. I love open source software and contribute to it whenever I get a chance.