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How Open-Source Engagement Can Accelerate & Solidify Your Staff+ Career

Your first contribution to an open-source project is an event to be celebrated. However, an isolated contribution won't have that impact on your career. The key to such an impact is to create a long-term engagement in the community.

Staff+ engineers usually create their own unique path to the role but rely on a common set of skills like written communication, the ability to focus on work that matters, contribute to the technical direction, and the art of influence. Staff+ engineer careers are not only made of skills; they also need to create impact.

In this presentation, you will learn how open-source contributions and long-term community engagement will help you build and sharpen these
critical skills and increase your impact to land and/or solidify your staff+ career.

Main Takeaways

1 Open-source contribution can help you build and sharpen skills for the Staff+ role;

2 Long-term engagement in open-source communities will help create your list of achievements

3 Connect your skills and accomplishments to make an impact in your company


Alex Porcelli

Sr. Principal Engineer @RedHat

Alex Porcelli is a Sr. Principal Engineer at Red Hat, Principal Architect, and Engineer Leader for Business Automation. Professional developer with more than 25 years of experience, Alex has been an active member of many open source communities for more than 15 years with contributions to...

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Tuesday Apr 5 / 04:10PM BST (50 minutes)


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