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Friday, August 18 • 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Technical Nomads: Stemming the Migration of Senior Talent

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There has been a problem in software tech jobs for a long time now. What do you do with a technical resource when they have reached the senior level and want to continue growing? The only real answer to this question has long been that of joining the management track. Many technical resources, however, don’t want to be people managers, handling resourcing, project management or politics. Instead, they get bored and take the next interesting job to come along, where they spend a couple of years, get bored and move on again. We’ve been creating an upper echelon of Technical Nomads.
We’ve implemented a Guru Career Track in our organization, giving senior resources a way to continue growing and gathering the three career R’s: respect, responsibility and remuneration. This talk will discuss the implementation of the Guru Track and share some of the lessons we’ve learned getting there.

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Mike Hrycyk

Director of Quality, PQA Testing
Mike Hrycyk - has been trapped in the world of quality since he first did user acceptance testing 20 years ago. He has survived all of the different levels and a wide spectrum of technologies and environments to become the quality dynamo that he is today. Mike believes in creating... Read More →

Friday August 18, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm CDT
Canal C