Brook Shelley

Brook is an Engineering Manager in Slack’s Infrastructure team. She lives in Oakland, CA with her cat Snorri.  Her writing has appeared in Queer Quarrels, The Toast, Lean Out, Transfigure, and the Oregon Journal of the Humanities. She speaks regularly on queer and trans issues, and is on the board of Basic Rights Oregon and the Women’s Foundation of Oregon.



Transitioning From IC to Manager, and How To Lead If Management is Not For You

Considering a transition from Individual Contributor (IC) to Manager for yourself or know someone who is? In this panel, Slack engineers and managers discuss whether it’s the right choice, how to do it successfully, and how to do leadership if you don’t transition to manager. Slack engineering leaders discuss how to stay motivated and engaged with your work, how to create a culture where your team feels like it's OK to take time off, and how to influence other managers.