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We’ve all experienced what we believe to be perfectly crafted PRs getting blocked for seemingly arbitrary reasons.

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In this short and fun talk (yes it’ll be fun!) - we’ll lament about the top blockers of PRs, but cheer up - because we’ll also provide insights into how to unblock them. We’ll share better mechanisms for qualifying PRs than just the binary block/allow, and how and why you should codify your development process (and not just rely on oral tradition). You’ll come away with good ideas for how to mix and match rules and inputs to intelligently delegate PRs to the right people and optimize your PRs for the process so they don’t just end up in the dead queue of a failed build.