Izzy Clemenson

Izzy Clemenson is a Senior Staff Engineer at Slack, currently leading a cross-functional team addressing systemic issues around reliability and performance. Prior to her current role, Izzy led engineering efforts for Slack Connect as a Director of Engineering and later as an individual contributor. She changed roles from management to individual contributor because her true passion was in building and designing solutions, while empowering the other engineers around her to do the same. Izzy lives in San Francisco where she tries to enjoy the outdoors as much as she can.



Launching and Leading Cross-Functional Initiatives as an Engineer

Izzy Clemenson (Senior Staff Engineer at Slack) and Tracy Stampfli (Principal Engineer at Slack) talk about successfully heading cross-functional projects and initiatives at Slack. They' discuss how to decide if the time is right for a big project, how to get buy-in and resources from engineering leadership, how to navigate owning a project that redirects resources from other teams and projects, techniques for managing your project while it’s running, and how to ensure your project's success.