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Presentation: People Are More Complex Than Computers

Track: “Don’t Mess Up The Culture!”—Scaling with Sanity

Location: Whittle, 3rd flr.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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Abstract

Equal Experts is a consultancy founded and run by software people. We try to take the principles we use when building products and apply them to building a company. In just over a decade we’ve grown to an 1300 person network with many great clients. We’ve learned that there are some cultural challenges you can successfully apply an engineering mindset to, but some things are harder than they first appear! Join me to learn about how we’re trying to be a different sort of company. We’re challenging traditional ways of working; we question the standard practices of hierarchical management, performance appraisals, approvals, annual budgets, etc. Instead, we’re using concepts like iterative, user-centred design, microservices, ‘devops’, monitoring and alerting and plenty of other buzzwords du jour to try to create a better place to work.

Speaker: Mairead O'Connor

Partner and Engagement Manager @EqualExperts

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Mairead is a member of the Equal Experts leadership team and is responsible for managing relationships with some of Equal Expert's largest clients. 

She works with high-performing software development teams to effectively solve business problems by delivering sustainable, maintainable software products.

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