How long should you stay at a company?

Drawing from his extensive experience as someone who has hired a lot of people, Seb shares advice on making strategic career moves. Seb provides practical tips on balancing growth opportunities, personal goals, and industry dynamics. Tune in for an engaging discussion that could shape your career decisions in the tech industry and beyond.

Class Description

In Seb's talk, he takes you on a personal journey through his career, beginning as a developer and addressing a common challenge faced by many technical professionals: the fear of losing technical skills when aspiring to advance into management roles. Seb delves into the various career paths available, both technical and non-technical, illustrating that this fear doesn’t need to be a barrier.

Through his own experiences and perspective, Seb will inspire you to embrace career growth opportunities without compromising technical expertise, ultimately highlighting that there are numerous avenues for personal and professional development in the ever-evolving landscape of the technology industry.


Seb Barre is an accomplished technology leader. His career is characterized by a commitment to innovation, a keen understanding of the evolving tech landscape, and a passion for driving excellence in all endeavors. Seb started his career as a software developer, but learned to code much earlier when his dad brought home a computer and he started coding at the age of 8. Fast forward to today, Seb is an accomplished Staff Engineer leading a team at TELUS. 

UI/UX Design
Technical Project Leadership
Product Development
Software Development
Product Management
University of Ottawa
Director of Technology
Havas Canada
Tech Solutions Consultant, Digital Review Board
TELUS Digital
Head of Product
Software & Technology Consulting
Digital Platform Product Lead / Staff Engineering
TELUS Digital