Building Culture through Communication
Neha Batra talks about building a team culture requires time, care, attention, and intention.
The clean code protocol
Usha Kuchibhotla focuses on providing simple and easy steps to aid in adopting clean code practices during a fast-paced development environment without affecting velocity of the team.
Instilling the built-in quality mindset into a dev team
Larissa Rosochansky and Rafael Cintra look at how we, as Technical Leaders, can help our teams to understand that quality is not the QA’s work, and must be distilled in every action, every line of code, every single little commit the team does.
Effective observability in microservice architectures
Lesley Cordero focuses on which observability practices and microservice architecture patterns align well and set microservice organizations up for success.
Rubrics cubed: Attempting to quantify the qualitative in the interview process
Shawna Martell and Dan Fike discussed how they created their rubrics and introduced them to their organization, and what they discovered about how the process has affected their hiring outcomes.
Level up your code reviews
Denise Yu gets us thinking about code reviews in terms of different lenses to help engineers of all experience levels build a vocabulary for seeking and providing feedback in a healthy, thoughtful, and collaborative way.
Bottom up org change and evolution
Sebastian Duque explains how Intercom has been successful at empowering engineers to drive organizational change.
Software estimation - embracing nuance and controlled chaos
Karl Sanford explains how to embrace nuance, control chaos, and begin to confidently deliver on your commitments.
Harassers are nice to me
Sarah Milstein looks at techniques for surfacing and addressing bad behaviour in the workplace.
My Monolith is Melting: Lessons from Legacy
Meri Williams looks at a real-world example of how she undertook the technical, cultural and process challenges to move to continuous delivery in a big organisation.
Equipping your team to support junior developers
Aisha Blake discusses actionable steps for building junior-inclusive practices through active reflection, sustainable processes, and a focus on empathetic communication.
The Map Book: Visual Storytelling With Roadmaps
Tadeh Hakopian looks at what is possible using an illustrative Roadmap to tell a story and inform your team on all the critical details in an intuitive and fun way.
Death and life of great software teams
Vaidehi Joshi looks at how we can apply Jane Jacobs principles of a vibrant city to a vibrant codebase.
Technologists: how to make decisions for your organization and our society
Nimisha Asthagiri: As a technologist, you have the power to create, to change, to destroy, and to sustain.
Paying down management debt without burning out
Frankie Nicoletti gives practical advice for triaging, prioritizing, and taking effective action to pay down your management debt while honoring your work/life balance.
Why most technology migrations fail (and what we’ve learned along the way)
Jai Chakrabarti shares learnings (and misses) about how we were able to move molehills and, in some cases, mountains while preserving engineering velocity and a sense of ownership and autonomy.
Blame, shame and panic - how not to respond when things go wrong
Jemma Bolland explores her own reactions to being in the chain of responsibility, protecting the team and helping them to feel safe enough to take responsibility and grow from these experiences.
Refactoring: Managing technical debt before it blows up in your face
Amanda Sopkin invites you to come and learn how to develop your own framework for addressing technical debt as a company.
Calling out a terrible on call system
Molly Struve knew the system had to change if we wanted to continue growing and not lose our developer talent, but the question was how?
Corpse party bugs
By Danielle Leong
Don't squander your inheritance: expert advice for taking over existing teams
Camille Acey and Stacy Justino talk us through their experiences, challenges, and best practices as well as sharing the strategies and resources they used in the cases where they had to "turn the ship around".
Simplify your postmortems and focus on scaling
Ricardo Aravena gives us a better understanding of how to run effective postmortems consistently to mature DevOps in the organization.
Sunsetting legacy systems: a story by Netflix
Marek Kiszkis tells a story of a 2-year-long deprecation of a legacy system that used to support several crucial parts in Netflix’s signup and account management space.
What Capuchin monkeys know that engineering leaders don't
Jared Silver explores what the best managers do to retain their top talent, and ways you can make your team happier and more productive.
Fostering psychological safety in distributed teams
Taylor Poindexter asks how can you do your best to ensure your team has psychological safety and the proper processes to set yourselves up for success in a remote-first world.