Culture

Past Presentations

Culture Open Space

Remote Working Approaches That Worked (And Some That Didn’t)

C4 Media, the company behind InfoQ and QCon, is the second all remote company I’ve worked at, but the first one where I felt that remote working genuinely works as well as it would if the team was co-located. Drawing on these personal experiences, and also on discussions with a number of...

Charles Humble Head of Editorial @InfoQ.com
Softskills Open Space

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 Engineering @Intercom
Security Champions: Only YOU Can Prevent File Forgery

As a Developer, there will come a time when you realize that you have the power to not only ship awesome features, but also protect them so that no one else can tamper with all your hard work. Every Developer is responsible for coding securely, but there are a brave few among us that will take...

Marisa Fagan Product Security Lead @Synopsys
Guardians of the Galaxy: Architecting a Culture of Secure Software

We are living in the age of technology. We are the engineers that will build the incredible machines, once the realm of science fiction. These systems will process our most sensitive information and help us stay healthier, more sustainable and explore the universe. As we embark on this...

Laura Bell Founder of SafeStack

Interviews

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 Senior Technical Staff Member @IBM Garage

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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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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