Our popular technical leadership conference for senior individual contributors returns to New York for two days of inspirational stories and practical advice on big-picture thinking, project execution, solving technical problems and driving impact.

Conference themes
2024 programme

The tech industry has experienced turbulent times over the last year. To help you navigate the new normal, this year’s content will focus on the following themes:

  • Navigating IC, manager and executive relationships
  • Pitching projects effectively
  • Maintaining and reducing infrastructure costs
  • Practically engaging with AI
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Get inspiration from top Staff+ engineers

Find out more about our confirmed speakers for 2024 with more to be announced soon!

Tanya Reilly Squarespace Principal Software Engineer
Nathan Tindall Plaid Software Engineer
Joy Zheng Plaid Software Engineer
Nick Hehr Viam Senior Developer Advocate
Audrei Drummond Slack Senior Staff Backend Engineer
Javier Fernandez-Ivern Netflix Staff Software Engineer
SP NYC 23 Audience
SP NYC 24 Connect

Network and learn from your peers

Make connections and share ideas with the most inspiring engineering leaders in the city of New York 

Presenting companies

  • squarespace
  • slack
  • Netflix
  • Plaid
  • Viam

Meet the StaffPlus Advisory Board

New for 2024, we’ve assembled an expert advisory board to help better understand the challenges that engineering leaders are facing on a daily basis. The advisory board will provide their experience to help steer the themes of the conference, think about the evergreen challenges you need help with, and the topics that are most relevant today.

Tanya Reilly Squarespace Principal Software Engineer
Suhail Patel Monzo Senior Staff Engineer
Silvia Botros Box Principal Engineer
David Fowler Microsoft Distinguished Engineer
Patrick Shields Stripe Staff Engineer
Maude Lemaire Slack Senior Staff Engineer
Vic Vijayakumar Twilio Principal Engineer
Alice Bartlett The Financial Times Principal Engineer
Shweta Bhandare Recursion Principal Software Engineer
Andrew Hao YouTube Staff Engineer
Nayana Shetty The Lego Group Principal Engineer
Ryn Daniels Explosion Infrastructure Engineer
Katie Sylor-Miller Etsy Frontend Architect
Leslie Chapman Comcast Engineering Fellow

StaffPlus New York testimonials

Thousands of senior, staff, principal, and distinguished engineers have been part of our StaffPlus events. Here's what some of them had to say...

"The single-track conference style was refreshingly focused. The deciding factor for me was the quality of the speakers and their chosen topics."

Brad Osgood
Squarespace Staff Engineer

"The inclusivity and dedication to making it a good event for everybody was clear. I appreciated measures such as the Ramadan note during lunch."

K. Adam White
Human Made Principal Engineer

"Great topics, fantastic representation, engaging speakers, and finally a simple way to connect with the senior engineer community."

Spotify Senior Site Reliability Engineer
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Meet your conference chair: Tanya Reilly

Tanya Reilly is a Principal Software Engineer at Squarespace working on infrastructure and site reliability. Before Squarespace she spent 12 years in Site Reliability Engineering at Google. She is originally from Ireland but is now an enthusiastic New Yorker.

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