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Buying software is often the answer for busy engineering teams in search of a quick solution with minimum aftercare. 

But while your team may be sure of the problem - how do you go about searching for a product to fix it? Far from being the 'easy option', there is a lot you need to consider before you invest in a bought solution - user experience, cost comparisons, and support features to name a few. 

This panel will consider how you can make sense of the ever-changing vendor landscape in a way that results in the right purchase for you and your team.

Key takeaways

  • Understand and navigate the vendor landscape
  • Avoid purchasing the wrong product
  • Make sure your vendor meets your needs
  • Identify and fix problems along the way

This panel is part of Build vs Buy month 

We have multiple panel discussions throughout June that dive into the ‘build vs buy’ dilemma, to help engineering leaders tackle one of the most common, but tricky, challenges. 

Each panel will bring you learnings and examples that consider not only the risks, costs, and benefits of each decision but also practical insight on how you can set you and your team up for success for both building and buying your perfect solution.



Rod Begbie

Originally from Scotland, Rod now lives in San Francisco, CA and works as an Engineering Manager at Dropbox.