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Driving Full Cycle Engineering Teams at Every Level

The model that Netflix came up with: "Full cycle developers" is a model where a development team, equipped with amazing developer productivity tools, is responsible for the full software life cycle: design, development, test, deploy, operate, and support. So how do we build, support and grow a culture that enables "full cycle developers" from the team level to an organization level. From the developer practices in a day to day, to building an organization at a high level, we will discuss in this track at all levels how to build this culture to drive a successful business to be differentiators of the future. Learn more from the pioneers.


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SESSION + Live Q&A Culture

Secrets of a Strong Engineering Culture

Engineers today have many choices about where they work. A big determinant is the engineering culture - an aspect that reaches across the full stack. As a technical leader, what can you do to influence, change and build a stronger engineering culture?In this talk, Patrick will explore the...

Patrick Kua

Tech Leader, former CTO/Chief Scientist

SESSION + Live Q&A Feedback

Developer Effectiveness: Optimizing Feedback loops

We all (hopefully) use metrics to measure and improve productivity. Common ones like the DORA metrics lead time, MTTR, change failure rate and deployment frequency, are really great indicators of team’s progress towards adopting a DevOps Culture. Analysing the processes that affect these...

Tim Cochran

Technical Director of East Coast Market NA @ThoughtWorks

SESSION + Live Q&A Developer Experience

Should We Really Run It if We Build It?

"Build it, run it" is the war-cry of the startup and scaleup industry. Is it really that simple? Are there hidden costs like engineer burnout and a lasting impact on a young culture? And do B2B and B2C companies have different prerogatives?

Paul Hammant

CD Consultant

SESSION + Live Q&A London

Leading a Journey to Better Quality

Often managers are tasked with work to help improve teams and the engineering disciplines they follow. Most managers, unfortunately, end up deciding for themselves what practices will work best for the team and start by mandating change. However, a true leader likes to think about how everyone...

Maryam Umar

Head Of Quality @thoughtmachine

UNCONFERENCE + Live Q&A Developer Experience

Full Cycle Developers Open Space

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SESSION + Live Q&A Developer Experience

How to Build an Engineering Culture That Focuses on Business Impact

Intercom London has been around for two years. In this short period, and as a brand new and growing team, we have been in the critical path of several highly impactful product releases for the company. In this talk, we will discuss how we apply our company values, engineering principles and...

Maria Gutierrez

Senior Director of EngineeringĀ @Intercom


Speakers from this track

Patrick Kua

Tech Leader, former CTO/Chief Scientist

Patrick Kua is a seasoned technology leader with almost 20 years of experience. His personal passion is accelerating the growth and success of tech organisations and technical leaders. He has had many years of hands-on experience, leading, managing and improving complex organisations and software...

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Tim Cochran

Technical Director of East Coast Market NA @ThoughtWorks

Tim is a Technical Director for ThoughtWorks, he leads the East Coast Market. He provides guidance and leadership on technical platforms and the engineering culture to support high performing teams. He is passionate about taking data driven approaches to improve...

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Paul Hammant

CD Consultant

Co-creatror of Selenium and other OSS tools. CD consultant. Developer, consultant, development manager, exec, startup co-founder. Article contributor for InfoQ's launch in May 2006!

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Maryam Umar

Head Of Quality @thoughtmachine

I work in London as Head of QA of a Fintech firm. I started my career thirteen years ago as a QA test engineer in the finance and mobile industry. After transitioning to the eCommerce sector, I performed QA in various capacities for online restaurant and travel services. I continue to work in QA...

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Maria Gutierrez

Senior Director of EngineeringĀ @Intercom

With over 20 years of experience in the software industry, Maria Gutierrez is the Head of Engineering and co-site lead at Intercom London. Maria was formerly the VP of Engineering at Edinburgh-based FreeAgent, one of the UK's largest and most popular online accounting software...

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Track Host

Cassandra Shum

Technical Director of Cloud Solutions and Partnerships @ThoughtWorks

Based in New York, Cassie is a Technical Director in North America for partnerships and cloud solutions. As a software engineer and architect, she has spent that last 9+ years at ThoughtWorks focusing on architectures including event-driven systems and microservices, a wide range of technologies...

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