Workshop: Scaling Technology and Organizations Together

Location:

Level: 
Intermediate
9:00am - 4:00pm

Date:

Thu, 16 Jun

Prerequisites

None

Successful Internet companies are built on a foundation of excellent culture, efficient organization, and solid technology. As a company needs to scale, all of these parts of the foundation need to grow and scale with it. This tutorial will provide a deep dive into modern best practices at innovative companies in Silicon Valley for scaling culture, organization, and technology.

Driven primarily by the presenter's experience ranging from small Valley startups to Google and eBay, we will learn about:

  • Organizing engineering teams for innovation and velocity 
  • Maintaining a culture of learning and risk-taking 
  • Attracting and retaining excellent engineering talent 
  • Developing and sustaining effective engineering processes and methodologies 
  • Architecting scalable, high-quality, resilient software systems

We will conclude with recommendations on how to start implementing changes to your own organizational team structure, processes, and development practices.

Speaker: Randy Shoup

VP Engineering @StitchFix, Previously @Google & @Ebay

Randy is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley, and has worked as a senior technology leader and executive at companies ranging from small startups, to mid-sized places, to eBay and Google. Randy is currently VP Engineering at Stitch Fix in San Francisco. He is particularly passionate about the nexus of culture, technology, and organization.

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Tracks

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered about

    Case studies from the most relevant names in software

  • Developer Experience: Toolchain, Continuous Delivery, & More

    Trends, tools and projects that we're using to maximally empower your developers.

  • DevOps & Site Reliability

    Failures, edge cases and how we're embracing them.

  • High Velocity Dev Teams

    Working Smarter as a team. Improving value delivery of engineers. Lean and Agile principles.

  • Immutable Infrastructures: Orchestration, Serverless, and More

    What's next in infrastructure. How cloud function like lambda are making their way into production.

  • Innovations in Fintech

    Technology, tools and techniques supporting modern financial services

  • Machine Learning 2.0

    Machine Learning 2.0, Deep Learning & Deep Learning Datasets

  • Microservices: Patterns & Practices

    Practical experiences and lessons with Microservices

  • Modern Clientside Apps

    Reactive, cross platform, progressive - webapp tech today

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Applied, practical, & real-world dive into industry adoption of modern CS

  • Next Gen APIs

    Tooling, techniques, & practices building APIs today

  • Optimizing Yourself

    Maximizing your impact as an engineer, as a leader, and as a person

  • Security War Stories

    How our industry is being attacked and what you can do about it.

  • Stream Processing in Practice

    Rapidly moving data at scale.

  • Today's Java

    Lessons from 8, prepping for 9, and peeking ahead at 10. Innovators in Java.