Navigating the Chaos of Scaling
Vitor Reis looks at the difference between high-performing versus average and low-performing teams and how it is vital for success in a fast-paced environment. For this to be sustainable in the long run, you need to have the right people on the job.
Keeping your codebase fun at scale
Raul Chedrese teaches techniques for creating a compelling technical vision, sharing that vision, and creating buy-in as well as developing an incremental plan for reaching that vision.
Outputs vs Outcomes: Driving and defining quality in software development
Gabby Llanillo covers the value she added as a quality owner on her own game development teams and how aligning with her team early in the process to define what "good" looks like, significantly improves both the quality of the games and the relationship with the players.
How to bring accessibility into your teams
Laveena Ramchandani focuses on accessibility testing and how it is vital especially when your product is a user-facing application. We need to be socially aware as a team and build quality towards our product by making it more accessible.
CSS: Cascading Support Systems
Phil Bennett talks about how he has adapted basic principles like Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and applied them to be able to support my managers, and their reports dealing with empathy at scale.
What Dashboards Don't Tell You
Laura Tacho explains how to spot vanity metrics in the wild, and learn what to measure instead, so you can create an environment where your engineers can excel.
Scale, Scale, Scale! (Lessons from an engineering recruitment drive)
Jenny Sivapalan presents a set of actionable items that you can own and make a difference in hiring into your team.
Building the perfect asynchronous meeting
Alexandra Sunderland examines examples of these types of events, and you'll leave understanding how to build every aspect of the perfect asynchronous meeting.
Sustainable means performant
Alex Canessa looks at how to reduce your website’s impact and improve your users' experience, whilst designing and building with sustainability in mind.
How to build trust as a new manager in a fully remote team
Sadhana Gopal talks about some of the opportunities and challenges represented by this new way of working. She will also deconstruct a 90 day plan for a new manager leading digitally on what they should focus on, be wary of and how they can make this journey an enjoyable one, setting them up for success.
People Building: Career planning for your direct reports
Daniel Burke shares his playbook on career planning for your direct reports.
Scaling your mobile app release process
Neil Kimmett discusses strategies to iterate on your app release process, software tools that can help you, and how to reorient your organization for a mobile-first world.
Seven surprisingly simple ways to stem burnout
Anna Granta shares seven surprisingly simple ways to stem burnout, so that you can sleep better, be healthier, and enjoy deeper relationships.
Taking the 737 to the MAX!
Nick Means uses the power of systems thinking to dig into how things could’ve gone so wrong (and learn to better see and understand the systems we interact with every day).
Constructing a framework for a differentiated customer experience.
Jasmine James examines key ways personas such as a leader serving external customers, internal customers and a team can establish processes, tools and capabilities that unlock a next level experience leading to more impactful customer strategies, a better employee experience and improved team velocity, to name a few.
Why we are writing a monolith, not a microservice
Supriya Srivatsa explains why at Atlassian, they decided to break down a mammoth monolith, why they chose to not go down the microservice route, and the what and whys of the new, shiny modular monolith they are working on!
Navigating the minefield of changing working relationships when stepping into leadership
Humayra Hanif provides recommendations in order to succeed as a new leader and emphasises the importance of collecting feedback from your team, and understanding more about their motivations.
A Commune in the Ivory Tower? - A new approach to architecture decisions
Andrew Harmel-Law introduces a mindset and an associated set of practices which do away with the traditional idea of “Architects” while bringing the practice of “Architecture” to the fore.
Sorry... you go ahead. The art of making space and claiming space in meetings
Jemma Bolland talks through the things you can do, whether you are running or participating in a meeting, to balance things out and make space for more perspectives and ideas.
Development setup: how an important part of your toolset is often overlooked
Gus Fune shares a story of three different developers and how their preferred setup was causing them to struggle in delivering.
Success isn’t repeatable
Hywel Carver looks at how leaders are responsible for meeting their organisation’s goals by ensuring their team has the capabilities it needs to succeed. And managers are responsible for ensuring their reports continue to develop and improve.
Why mentoring selfishly is better than selflessly
John Apostol talks about how his mentorship style has changed in the past three years. Focusing on how his own growth has been a boon in growing developers in his care.
Using incidents to level-up your teams
Lisa Karlin Curtis discusses the different things that individuals and teams can learn from incidents, and gives a few suggestions that’ll help you and your teams get the best value from the incidents that you have.
Career Changers: enabling the huge untapped potential in developers from different backgrounds
Marcus Gardiner shares lessons and personal perspectives from walking the path from Graduate to Lead in both Business and Software Engineering, so that your team and organisation can thrive through attracting and developing Career-Switching Tech talent.
Engineering a product for diverse markets
Grygoriy Gonchar shares his experience in building highly localized products in fintech, e-commerce, and classified industries.
Be the catalyst in a junior engineer's career
A career is a marathon, not a sprint. We often see rapid burnout in the industry. What preventative steps can we take as managers to ensure that Junior software engineers are not just surviving, but thriving?
Key aspects of managing senior engineers
Katja Lotz has found that there are certain focus areas of your leadership that often provide value for senior engineers. These values include deciphering organizational complexity, nurturing the multiplier effect and providing opportunities.
Claire Sudbery talks about kindness and forgiveness, and the paradox that the more you accept and handle bad code, the more likely it is that you will end up with good code.