Keynotes, General Sessions & Panels

Visual Studio Live! Panel Discussion: Effectively Advocating for Yourself in a Vacillating Job Market


11:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Everyone

Benjamin Day

Author, Trainer, Developer

Billy Hollis

Developer. Designer. Speaker. Author.

Ted Neward


Neward and Associates

In the past 12 months, we've seen the software industry go from a buyers' market to a sellers' market. Where just 18 months ago technologists could demand record high salaries and negotiate benefits like never before, it began feeling like every company large and small was laying off some of their most experienced employees. Everyone began feeling anxiety and pressure, no one felt safe anymore.

Where we will be at the end of 2023 is anyone's guess, but does that mean we have to keep compromising away what is important to us or accept less than we need from our current leaders or potential employers? In this panel discussion, we'll talk about how to navigate uncertain times without capitulating, and how to remain informed and empowered even when the deck might feel stacked against us.