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SFELC SUMMIT 2019

An annual celebration for engineering leaders

January 24th, 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

San Francisco

Event is exclusive to Engineering Leaders

SPEAKERS

A carefully curated, unusual lineup of speakers combining engineering leaders, entrepreneurs, and authors, each offering unique perspectives about leadership.

Speaker

Reid Hoffman

Co-Founder of LinkedIn, Partner @ Greylock Partners
Speaker

Max Levchin

Founder and CEO @ Affirm
Speaker

Alyssa Henry

Head of Seller @ Square
Speaker

James Everingham

Head of Engineering @ Facebook
Speaker

Aditya Agarwal

Former CTO Dropbox; Partner-in-Residence @ South Park Commons
Speaker

Sarah Clatterbuck

Director of Engineering, YouTube @ Google
Speaker

Surabhi Gupta

Director of Engineering, Homes @ Airbnb
Speaker

Fred Kofman

Advisor, Leadership Development @ Google
Speaker

Dan Portillo

Former Talent Partner @ Greylock Partners
Speaker

Nick Caldwell

Chief Product Officer @ Looker
Speaker

Julia Grace

Sr. Director of Infrastructure Engineering @ Slack
Speaker

Paw Andersen

Former Sr. Director of Engineering @ Uber
Speaker

Jerry Krikheli

VP of Engineering @ Houzz
Speaker

Sarah Guo

General Partner @ Greylock Partners
Speaker

Scott Shumaker

VP, Client Engineering @ Credit Karma
Speaker

Jonathan Raymond

Author of Good Authority; Founder & CEO @ Refound
Speaker

Naveen Gavini

Head of Product Engineering @ Pinterest
Speaker

Annie Cheng

Former VP of Engineering @ Nauto
Speaker

Ben Jun

CEO @ HVF Labs
Speaker

Maria Latushkin

SVP Engineering @ Omada Health
Speaker

Will Larson

Head of Foundation Engineering @ Stripe
Speaker

Anantha Kancherla

Head of Software, Level 5, Autonomous Vehicles Division @ Lyft
Speaker

Jean-Denis Greze

Head of Engineering @ Plaid
Speaker

Claire Lew

CEO @ Know Your Team
Speaker

Ron Lichty

Author of Managing the Unmanagable
Speaker

Chanda Dharap

VP of Engineering @ NodeSource
Speaker

Xavier Amatriain

Cofounder/CTO @ Curai
Speaker

Sam Wholley

Partner @ Riviera
Speaker

Edward Kim

Co-founder and Head of Engineering @ Gusto
Speaker

Tia Caldwell

Senior Engineering Manager @ Slack
Speaker

Holly Rose Faith

Talent Partner @ NEA
Speaker

Keith Adams

Chief Architect @ Slack
Speaker

Joanne Pons

VP of Engineering @ My Vest
Speaker

Bret Reckard

Director, Human Capital @ Sequoia Capital
Speaker

Evan Kaplan

CEO @ InfluxData
Speaker

Heather Rivers

CTO @ Mode Analytics
Speaker

Erica Lockheimer

Sr. Director, Software Engineering, Learning @ LinkedIn
Speaker

Joe Dunn

Executive coach
Speaker

Lily Chang

Vice President, Strategic Transformation @ VMware
Speaker

Christian McCarrick

VP of Engineering @ Auth0
Speaker

Karthik Rau

Founder and CEO @ SignalFx
Speaker

Kevin Eyres

Exec Coach in Conscious Leadership

A WILD RANGE OF TOPICS

Fundamentals

  • Managing Creative Teams
  • Influence Without Authority
  • The Accidental Bad Manager
  • Scaling an Engineering Team Through Hyper-Growth
  • The Accidental Bad Manager
  • Disagree and Commit
  • Managing in an Agile World
  • From Awkward to Agonizing - Mastering Difficult Conversations
  • How to Tackle (Organizational) Debt
  • The Meaning Revolution in Leadership
  • The Role of Engineering Leaders in Recruiting
  • Scaling Technological Influence At Slack

Specialized

  • Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
  • Defining Moments in Engineering Leadership
  • Going from 0 to 60 - Building Lyft’s Self-Driving Car Team
  • From One to Zero: Going Smaller as a Growth Strategy
  • What Makes A Great VPE?
  • Transitioning From Engineering Leadership To Product Leadership
  • Building Distributed Teams
  • Leading an Infrastructure Engineering Team
  • Managing Up: Working with Non-Technical Executives
  • Managing Managers and Beyond
  • How to Successfully Design Organizational Processes
  • Career Transitions And Transformations

Many more topics to come

One day of fully loaded content

A ROCK-SOLID SPEAKER LINEUP
Our speaker lineup includes some of the most thoughtful engineering leaders in the tech industry as well seasoned entrepreneurs and book authors.
A REFRESH OF MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS
Management 101, delivered by the real experts. A good refresh for managers on all levels.
WORKSHOPS
For those who want some hands-on practice, we have you covered too, with two hand-picked workshops that will hone your soft skills.
Breakout session, in camping tents!
We will have dedicated breakout sessions in the afternoon. People will be matched ahead of time. Each group warms up by building a camping tent first, and then uses that tent to have a closed-door discussion.
Networking supercharged by mobile app
We use mobile app to take the awkwardness out of networking. Discover, message, and even schedule meetings with other people at the conference in one click on your phone, even days before the conference.
Award ceremony to recognize great leaders
SFELC SUMMIT is created to celebrate & advocate great leadership in engineering. Prior to the conference, we will have the community nominate and vote on their most inspiring leadership stories.
Exclusive to engineering leaders

As with all of our past monthly events, this conference is exclusive to engineering leaders so that you will resonate with the people sitting around you.

FULL AGENDA

Morning
08:30 - 09:20
Registration & Breakfast
09:20 - 09:30
Opening Remarks (SFELC intro)
09: 30 - 10:00
Keynote - Managing Creative Teams
James Everingham
Head of Engineering, Facebook
10: 00 - 10: 25
Fireside Chat with Alyssa Henry
Alyssa Henry
Head of Seller & Developer Business Units & Infrastructure Engineering, Square
Chanda Dharap
VP of Engineering, NodeSource
10: 25 - 10: 50
Keynote - From Awkward to Agonizing - Mastering Difficult Conversations
Sarah Clatterbuck
Director of Engineering, YouTube at Google
10:50 - 11:05
Coffee Break
11:05 - 11:30
How to Tackle (Organizational) Debt
Jonathan Raymond
Author of Good Authority, Founder & CEO of Refound
11:30 - 12:00
Fireside Chat
Max Levchin
Founder and CEO of Affirm
Ben Jun
CEO of HVF Labs
Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break
afternoon
13:00-13:20
13:25-13:45
13:50-14:10
14:15-14:45
14:45-15:00
15:00-15:20
15:25-15:45
15:50-16:10
16:15-16:35
16:40-17:00
Track 1
Stories
Talk
13:00-13:20
Career Transitions and Transformations
Lily Chang
Joanne Pons
Talk
13:25-13:45
Engineering Your (Engineers') Career(s): Balancing Impact with Personal Growth
Jean-Denis Greze
Talk
13:50-14:10
Scaling an Engineering Team Through Hyper-Growth
Naveen Gavini
Panel
14:15-14:45
Defining Moments in Engineering Leadership
Annie Cheng
Tia Caldwell
Heather Rivers
Erica Lockheimer
14:45-15:00
Coffee Break
Fireside Chat
15:00-15:20
Influence Without Authority
Maria Latushkin
Edward Kim
Talk
15:25-15:45
From One to Zero: Going Smaller as a Growth Strategy
Xavier Amatriain
Talk
15:50-16:10
Transitioning from Engineering Leadership to Product Leadership
Nick Caldwell
Christian McCarrick
Talk
16:15-16:35
Going from 0 to 60 - Building Lyft’s Self-Driving Car Team
Anantha Kancherla
Talk
16:40-17:00
Scaling Technological Influence at Slack
Keith Adams
Track 2
Skills
Talk
13:00-13:20
Leading an Infrastructure Engineering Team
Julia Grace
Talk
13:25-13:45
Disagree and Commit
Paw Andersen
Talk
13:50-14:10
How to Successfully Design Organizational Processes
Will Larson
Panel
14:15-14:45
What Makes a Great VPE
Sam Wholley
Holly Rose Faith
Evan Kaplan
Bret Reckard
Karthik Rau
14:45-15:00
Coffee Break
Fireside Chat
15:00-15:20
Managing Up: Working with Non-Technical Executives
Scott Shumaker
Joe Dunn
Talk
15:25-15:45
Building Distributed Teams
Jerry Krikheli
Talk
15:50-16:10
Managing Managers and Beyond
Surabhi Gupta
Talk
16:15-16:35
Managing in an Agile World
Ron Lichty
Talk
16:40-17:00
The Accidental Bad Manager
Claire Lew
Track 3
Workshop
Workshop
Communication Training
13:00-15:00
By Own The Room
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Track 4
Group session
Group session

In camping tents

Frontline Managers:
13:00 - 14:10

Manager of Managers:
14:20 - 15:30

Executive:
15:50 - 17:00

TENT HOST
Kevin Eyres
TENT 1
Leading With Emotional Intelligence
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TENT HOST
Prakash Raman
TENT 2
Difficult Conversations
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TENT HOST
Bill Sanders
TENT 3
Lead Without Being An Expert
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TENT HOST
Ingrid Abild-Pedersen
TENT 4
Dealing With Self-doubts
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Dinner
17:00 - 18:00
Cocktail & Dinner
Evening
18:00 - 18:45
Keynote - The Meaning Revolution in Leadership
Fred Kofman
Author of Conscious Business and The Meaning Revolution
18:45 - 19:15
The Role of Engineering Leaders in Recruiting
Aditya Agarwal
Former CTO @ Dropbox
Dan Portillo
Former Talent Partner @ Greylock
19:15 - 20:00
Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
Reid Hoffman
Partner @ Greylock Partners, Co-founder of LinkedIn
Sarah Guo
General Partner at Greylock Partners
20:00 - 20:30
Inspiring Engineering Leadership Award ceremony and closing remarks

ATTENDEES

Some of the companies our attendees are from

VENUE

Bespoke, located at Westfield San Francisco in the epicenter of downtown, where tech and retail marketplaces converge.

Bespoke, Westfield Center, 4th Floor 845 Market St, San Francisco

Google Map of Bespoke, Westfield Center, 4th Floor 845 Market St, San Francisco

Tickets

Until - Dec, 31st
Pre Sale
$495
Until - Jan, 17th
Standard
$595
Until - Jan, 23rd
Last Minute
$695

For company group discounts, or questions about payment, please contact [email protected]

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Our Story

SFELC started with one engineering leader (our founder), reaching out to other engineering leaders, hungry for learning and connection. Today, after 3 years and 24 events, our mission remain the same - empowering engineering leaders.

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