Track Overview

Developer Enablement - The Secret Weapon

Since we stumbled out of the primordial ooze, humans have looked for ways of making things easier for themselves. For example, we quickly learned a simple stick can provide the leverage to move a bolder which might have taken several people to lift. 

That concept has never left us - the idea that there are tools and approaches which can greatly increase the potential we can have as individuals. In military science, this is called "Force Multiplication" but within technology companies the concept is called "Developer Enablement".

The idea is that by spending some time boosting the potential of your developers through "Developer Enablement " can have an outsized impact on productivity and happiness, on profits and retention. Any investment you've made working on shipping your product quicker and at a higher quality is paid back many times over by the productivity gains you get within your collective organisation. 

At a time where the fight for market share and hiring is ferocious, could "Developer Enablement" be your secret weapon? We'll talk to some companies that have invested in Developer Enablement, their take on it and the benefits it could bring to you and your organisation.


From this track

Session + Live Q&A Developer Experience

So How Do You Enable Developers?

Monday Apr 4 / 10:35AM BST

Using experiences and anecdotes from his time leading enablement efforts at Skyscanner and other organisations over the last decade, Stuart will discuss the history, scope and role of enablement in an organisation with some insights into how you might get started or determine your next...

Stuart Davidson

Tribe Lead of Production Platform @Skyscanner

Session + Live Q&A Developer Experience

Hone Your Tools: Building Effective & Delightful Developer Experiences

Monday Apr 4 / 11:50AM BST

The tools that engineers use to build, test and release software are the backbone of software delivery. Continuous investment in the developer experience can lead to increased velocity and fewer errors hitting production.This talk will go through Monzo’s early investment in Developer...

Suhail Patel

Staff Engineer @Monzo

UNCONFERENCE + Live Q&A Developer Experience

Unconference: Developer Enablement

Monday Apr 4 / 01:40PM BST

Details coming soon.

Session + Live Q&A Developer Experience

Building and Scaling Developer Environments at Stripe

Monday Apr 4 / 02:55PM BST

Developers at Stripe work with several-GB-large code bases, develop hundreds of services, and write code in several languages. They often work on multiple branches at the same time, iterating on code reviews while working on their next task.The dev environment they use must support the fast...

Soam Vasani

Software Engineer @Stripe

Session + Live Q&A Developer Experience

Breaking up Lyft’s Development Monolith

Monday Apr 4 / 04:10PM BST

At the beginning of 2020, a Lyft developer trying to ship changes could spend an hour or more a week provisioning and maintaining a remote dev machine that ran an isolated copy of Lyft. Developers needed a way to focus locally on their service while sharing a stable testing environment.This talk...

Jake Kaufman

Staff Engineer and Technical Lead for the Developer Experience Organization @Lyft

Session + Live Q&A Developer Experience

Developer Enablement - What's Next?

Monday Apr 4 / 05:25PM BST

We've talked about the history and had great examples of what's going on in some of the world's most forward-thinking tech organisations but where does it go from here? I challenge our experts to give their expectations of where the subject is going and what we might expect to see in...

Jake Kaufman

Staff Engineer and Technical Lead for the Developer Experience Organization @Lyft

Suhail Patel

Staff Engineer @Monzo

Soam Vasani

Software Engineer @Stripe


Speakers from this track

Stuart Davidson

Tribe Lead of Production Platform @Skyscanner

I'm the Tribe Lead of Production Platform within Skyscanner where we provide a modern and scalable platform for Skyscanner to run across the globe - kinda what it says on the tin actually. Plenty of exciting challenges at serious scale - how do you operate a site for 100m unique users a month...

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Suhail Patel

Staff Engineer @Monzo

Suhail is a Staff Engineer at Monzo focused on building the Core Platform. His role involves building and maintaining Monzo's infrastructure which spans nearly two thousand microservices and leverages key infrastructure components like Kubernetes, Cassandra, Etcd and more. He focuses...

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Jake Kaufman

Staff Engineer and Technical Lead for the Developer Experience Organization @Lyft

Jake Kaufman is a Staff Engineer and Technical Lead for the Developer Experience Organization at Lyft. Most recently he helped transform Lyft's developer environment away from a single machine monolith to a system that allows developers to quickly test their microservice against a shared...

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Track Host

Stuart Davidson

Tribe Lead of Production Platform @Skyscanner

I'm the Tribe Lead of Production Platform within Skyscanner where we provide a modern and scalable platform for Skyscanner to run across the globe - kinda what it says on the tin actually. Plenty of exciting challenges at serious scale - how do you operate a site for 100m unique users a month...

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Find Stuart Davidson at:

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