Google Research

Swinging the Engineer/Manager Pendulum


Both coding and people need continuous, intense and conscious focus and attention. Being manager teaches you the business, being IC teaches you the possibilities of the tech. Being at the intersection makes you invaluable.

When you move to one side, your skills on the other begin to deteriorate, what to do? If you move to manage, are you going to be a forever manager? What is management in tech anyway? Can go back to write code?

This talk will show what is the process to onramp and offramp and what are the pitfalls on the way.

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