Micro-promotions and mentorship: the big impact of small actions in an engineering culture


For the last decade, I have worked in male-dominated environments. While during this time I’ve encountered many nitwits and detractors, I’ve also been fortunate to encounter many proponents and advocates.

The Fallacy of Move Fast and Break Things


You need two things to effectively move fast: a culture of psychological safety and smart investments in tooling. The culture and tools are part of the equation; the final piece is having the right processes in place to effectively use the tools and support the people.

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How to Rethink Sprint Retrospectives to Shape a Better Culture


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Tips for Onboarding New Hires Remotely


Traditionally, we do our first week “on-site” in our Oakland headquarters, which allows the new hire to feel out the culture of the company, meet colleagues, have water cooler chats, and my personal favorite, enjoy 1:1 walks along Lake Merritt. DevOps employee onboarding engineering culture

The Rise of the Front-End Developer


On May 21, for the Test in Production Meetup on Twitch , Yoz Grahame, Developer Advocate at LaunchDarkly, moderated a panel discussion featuring Rebecca Murphey, Senior Technical PM at Indeed, and Ben Vinegar, VP of Engineering at Sentry. DevOps engineering culture engineers front-end

Panel Discussion: Teams, Processes, and Practices in DevOps


At the November Test in Production Meetup in San Francisco, LaunchDarkly’s Yoz Grahame (a Developer Advocate) moderated a panel discussion featuring Larry Lancaster, Founder and CTO at Zebrium, and Ramin Khatibi, a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) and infrastructure consultant.

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“Spotify Model” – 10 lessons in transplantology


In the meantime companies keep trying to transplant this structure, which comes from a specific organizational culture built on a mixture of national and multicultural elements, having their own specific values and their own specific people. Are you focused on culture?

Commerce Tomorrow Podcast

Joel Crabb

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Kelly Goetsch and Dirk Hoerig to record an interview on Target’s engineering culture as part of their Commerce Tomorrow podcast.

Bringing AIOps to Machine Learning & Analytics


The Hyperpilot team is also well at home with Cloudera’s strong engineering culture and focus on providing customers an open platform for innovation. Two years ago I founded Hyperpilot with the mission to enable autopilot for container infrastructure.

Employee Spotlight: Zayo Engineer Mark Jensen


Mark Jensen is Zayo’s senior director of Engineering, Lit Services, responsible for strategic and tactical planning for Zayo’s lit optical networks and solutions. Mark, who graduated as a Petroleum Engineer from Montana Tech, came to Zayo via the 360networks acquisition in 2011.

On Learning New Things

Joel Crabb

Second, I gave a presentation on technical culture rather than technology. It was a first to talk about building engineering culture , even though it’s what I’ve done for most of my career.

Why organizations should commit to innersource in 2020


As enterprises increase their investments in open source, they’re also looking behind the code at new ways for their engineering teams to work together quickly, globally, and at scale.

DevOps vs. SRE: What’s the Difference Between Them, and Which One Are You?


The official definition of DevOps is “a software engineering culture and practice, that aims at unifying software development and software operation.” The concept of Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) has been around since 2003, making it even older than DevOps. DevOps or SRE?

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Socracan 2020 Experience Report


This tries to set up a base understanding of characteristics that make up a healthy Engineering Culture. I’ve had a wonderful time at the Socracan 2020. Here’s my Experience Report about it. What’s an Open Space? An Open Space (a.k.a Open Space Technology, a.k.a

Kafka Summit London 2019 Session Videos


Keith Davidson (Director of Group TV Distribution Platforms, Sky) told us how to “Grow a Great Engineering Culture with Apache Kafka.” Privacy Engineering for the World of Kafka by Alexander Cook of Privitar.

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How we hosted one of the most memorable open source hackathons of 2018

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Early 2018, we promised ourselves to create an environment which would bring a culture of positivity and change in the developer ecosystem. HackerEarth Djangothon is stepping to a culture of open innovation. by Anagaha, Software Engineer from Suki).

You are what you Git: how your VCS branching model affects your delivery cadence


The path of a software engineer is one of constant learning. Before joining CircleCI, my years of experience led me to believe that I was an engineer with a firm understanding of the technical aspects of the craft, as well as what is considered good practice.

Principal Engineer: role & responsibilities


Today’s article is about the role of a Principal Engineer as many people still have doubts who is this person and what is his/her responsibilities in a company. Here I would like to share with you the outcomes of the “Path to Principal: Defining the Modern Principal Engineer” panel discussion that I had a chance to attend. So, in this article, you will find common patterns as well as our definition of Principal Engineer based on our experience.

How Data Inspires Building a Scalable, Resilient and Secure Cloud Infrastructure At Netflix

Netflix TechBlog

Netflix’s engineering culture is predicated on Freedom & Responsibility, the idea that everyone (and every team) at Netflix is entrusted with a core responsibility and they are free to operate with freedom to satisfy their mission.

Building strong distributed teams, one pixel at a time


As engineering leaders, we’re like the mortar between the bricks: We connect structures, teams, and people. When I joined CircleCI in 2018, I met with everyone in our engineering organization because I wanted to get to know the people we were working with.

Making the Internet faster at Netflix

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Sachin: Hello everyone and welcome to the 04th episode of Breaking 404, a podcast by HackerEarth for all engineering enthusiasts and professionals to learn from top influencers in the tech world. And as of today, I’m a hands-on engineering leader.

How Your Role Changes When DevOps Goes Cloud Native

The New Stack

But putting the concept into practice requires great shifts in the collaborative culture among the developer, analysis, testing, operations and other teams. In the serverless space, the Dev and Ops engineers still have different roles to play as well.

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A Commitment to Diversity: Reflections on GHC


It seems every week there is an article or blog post decrying the lack of women and people of color in software engineering, or on the other side defending the gap. Upon reflecting on the conference, and my experience now two months into my first software engineering job at LaunchDarkly, I wanted to share a smattering of thoughts with you as a woman in tech. Intellectual honesty at LaunchDarkly is also supported by a culture of blamelessness.

Why is Hiring so Hard? How to Improve Your Hiring Fortunes

Strategic Tech

finding good software engineers takes so long and requires so much effort… but it doesn’t have to. If you like the ideas in the post, then why not come and join me at Navico and help us to build a highly-innovative engineering culture and a brilliant place to work.

Leading Remote and Distributed Engineering Teams – Top Takeaways from the Panel


Leaders of distributed engineering teams shouldn’t have to work up solutions to these problems from scratch. So we held a panel discussion with three of today’s top engineering leaders to discuss approaches and lessons learned in building, growing, and maintaining remote and distributed teams.


The Programmer's Paradox

The division between the real work and its phantom variant required by the process manifest into a negative conflict-based culture. The key has been promoting a good engineering culture that has essentially self-organized. A little process goes a long way. Process is, after all, just a manifestation of organization. It lays out an approach to some accomplishment as a breakdown of its parts.

Grown-Up Lean


He describes “some surprising theories about software engineering”: I discuss these theories in terms of two fundamentally different development styles, the "cathedral" model of most of the commercial world versus the "bazaar" model of the Linux world.

Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise

The New Stack

The Docker Enterprise Technology Platform itself includes Docker Container Engine , Docker Trusted Registry , Docker Kubernetes Service , Universal Control Plane and Docker Edge Technology.

Collective Protection

The Programmer's Paradox

My favorite jobs have all been wrapped in a strong engineering culture; one that strives to always do the right thing, pay attention to the details, avoid politics and focus on getting the best quality possible. Most of them were dominated by horrible people or bad cultures. The trouble makers get aggressive if the engineers point to the real underlying causes, so the enginners just end up passive and do whatever they are told to do until they get their opportunity to leave.

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The Engineering of Software

The Programmer's Paradox

The last thing I ever wanted to be -- twenty-six years ago -- was an engineer. When I started university I had heard that 70% of all engineers hate their jobs and that they were often bored at work. I landed deep in the heart of a reasonable engineering culture. If you boil it down again and again, software development keeps coming back to its roots in engineering. Engineering itself is not boring.

Chaos Engineering at Datadog


Corey Bertram, VP of Infrastructure & SRE at Datadog spoke about how his organization does chaos engineering. “This has led us internally to rethink what chaos engineering is at Datadog. While there, they’re very famous for their chaos engineering efforts.