Culture

Past Presentations

The Holistic Detective Hunt For Great Tech Culture

Seeing the whole and thinking wider than software and development processes is something we find very hard to do in the tech industry. It’s so easy to get distracted by the amazing new languages, the neat gadgets, or the fun of tricks like mob programming. If we start to apply a wider lens,...

Douglas Talbot Founder at DOSE Dynamics
Building and Scaling a High-Performance Culture

As the research in Accelerate and in the DevOps Handbook shows, high-performing organizations deliver more rapidly, more repeatably, and more reliably. And far more important than any tool or technology, it is the culture that differentiates a nimble and innovative organization from a lumbering...

Randy Shoup VP Engineering @WeWork
Evolving the Engineering Culture @Criteo

Criteo, a leader in the fiercely competitive Adtech sector, started in France and now has several hundred engineers distributed across four locations. Thanks to our strong engineering culture fostered by our founders, R&D driven innovation is at the heart of Criteo’s growth. Criteo’s...

Manu Cupcic Senior Staff Development Lead @Criteo
People Are More Complex Than Computers

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...

Mairead O'Connor Partner and Engagement Manager @EqualExperts
Delivering Value While Behind Enemy Lines

Delivering software can sometimes feel like a battle against the organisation around you, rather than an exercise in working with it. Looking at how runs can be helpful, but it can also simply make you jealous. Not all of us get to work for one of those companies, nor be empowered to make the...

Matt Barrett Director and Co-Founder of Adaptive Financial Consulting
Discovering Culture Through Artifacts

Congratulations! You've just got off the phone with the recruiter and you got the job. You can't wait to start and show them what a great engineer you are. This is the opportunity you've been looking for. You love the position, you've met the team and you understand the...

Mike McGarr Engineering Leader, Frontend Infrastructure @Slack

Interviews

Maria Gutierrez Senior Director of Engineering @Intercom

How to Build an Engineering Culture That Focuses on Business Impact

What is the work you're doing today?

I am head of engineering and co-site lead for Intercom London. In collaboration with my product partner, I’m responsible for the programs of work and teams in London. We are one of the three global product and engineering offices at Intercom and closely collaborate with our peers in Dublin and San Francisco. Intercom’s...

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Danielle Leong Engineer on GitHub's Community and Safety Team

Consensual Software: Prioritizing Trust & Safety

What makes trust and safety important?

Trust and safety is about keeping users safe. Online harassment is unfortunately a reality. When you are part of a community and online space you should be able to connect with one another and work together safe and be productive. My team at Github builds community management tools and features to discourage destructive behavior.

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Meri Williams CTO who understands the science around helping people do their best

Creating Space To Be Awesome

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm the CTO for MOO -- most people know us for really cool business cards. We're a design & technology company focused on making great design available to everyone. I'm currently focused on growing the tech team, modernising our infrastructure and helping grow the business through technology. I also speak at conferences and do...

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Marisa Fagan Product Security Lead @Synopsys

Security Champions: Only YOU Can Prevent File Forgery

What is the focus of the work that you do today?

Right now I'm working at Synopsis on a team called Product Security, and the focus of our work is to increase the amount of security activities that the engineering team is doing for our products. Our goal is to make the most secure product possible and to increase the security mindset of our employees in the engineering department for...

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Finbarr Joy Senior Technology Adviser @Superbet

Engineering Culture Revived

What is the focus of your work as CTO at Superbet today?

We are currently building the technology capability for a new global online betting and gaming proposition. My role involves everything from establishing platform direction, new capabilities / teams, ways of working, and influencing our digital business strategy.

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Holly Cummins Quarkus Senior Principal Software Engineer @RedHat

Cloud Native is About Culture, not Containers

What is the work you're doing today?

I'm a lead developer in the IBM Garage. I work with large clients and small clients. And one of the main things that we do is help clients develop cloud-native applications and take their current applications that maybe were not developed with cloud-native in mind and move them to the cloud.

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