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Crafting the Developer Experience

Developer experience is everything: the smoothness of our system of work drives our ability to change software. This track explores the present and future of developer experience: How good can it be? and where do we stop?


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Session Developer Experience

Moldable Development by Example

Tuesday Nov 9 / 11:10AM EST

Moldable Development is a way of programming through which we construct custom tools for every development problem. Yes, literally for every problem. We show how this works through concrete examples like reasoning about architecture or browsing an external API. In all these cases we...

Tudor Girba

Software Environmentalist & co-founder of feenk.com

Session Developer Experience

Scaling the North Star of Developer Experience

Tuesday Nov 9 / 12:10PM EST

From starting a business to growing into an organization with thousands of engineers, this talk will delve into the trade-offs on developer experience at different stages of engineering growth.I will talk about learnings from the back-end and product engineering perspective, gained while Netflix...

Phillipa Avery

Engineering Manager - Java Platform @Netflix

Session Developer Experience

Reproducible Development with Containers

Tuesday Nov 9 / 01:10PM EST

Week-long project onboarding? “Works on my machine”? Software version conflicts between projects? Days of catchup after your laptop bites the dust?  These concepts are as obsolete as developing without version control. The future is devcontainers: fully-featured, versioned,...

Avdi Grimm

Chief Aeronaut at ShipRise

PANEL DISCUSSION Developer Experience

Panel: The True Bottleneck in Software Engineering - Cognitive Load

Tuesday Nov 9 / 02:10PM EST

In software development, our job is not typing. Our job is making decisions. It is what we type that matters, and what we can glean from the computer's response. The core limitation of our work is how much we can know: how much we can hold in our heads, and how quickly we can learn. This...

Jean Yang

Founder and CEO @AkitaSoftware

Manuel Pais

IT Organizational Consultant & Co-author of the book @TeamTopologies

Arty Starr

Founder, Twilight City, Inc.


Speakers from this track

Tudor Girba

Software Environmentalist & co-founder of feenk.com

Tudor Gîrba is a software environmentalist and CEO of feenk.com where he works with an amazing team to make the inside of systems explainable. Much of the work is embodied in Glamorous Toolkit (gtoolkit.com), a novel environment that enables Moldable Development.

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Phillipa Avery

Engineering Manager - Java Platform @Netflix

Phillipa is an Engineering Manager on the Java Platform Team, which supports all backend service engineering across Netflix.

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Avdi Grimm

Chief Aeronaut at ShipRise

In his 20-year-plus software development career, Avdi Grimm has worked on everything from aerospace embedded systems to enterprise web applications. He’s a consulting pair-programmer, the author of several popular Ruby programming books, and a recipient of the Ruby Hero award for service to...

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Jean Yang

Founder and CEO @AkitaSoftware

Jean Yang is the founder and CEO of Akita Software, an API observability developer tools company. She was previously an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where she led a research group working on techniques for automating software-based security...

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Manuel Pais

IT Organizational Consultant & Co-author of the book @TeamTopologies

Manuel Pais is co-author of Team Topologies: organizing business and technology teams for fast flow. Recognized by TechBeacon as a DevOps thought leader, Manuel is an independent IT organizational consultant and trainer, focused on team interactions, delivery practices and accelerating...

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Arty Starr

Founder, Twilight City, Inc.

Arty is author of Idea Flow, a data-driven approach to measuring the “friction“ in developer experience, and making improvement decisions based on data rather than gut feel. After a 17-year career as a developer, consultant, and CTO specialized in statistical process control and...

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Track Date

Tuesday Nov 9 / 11:00AM EST

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Developer Experience

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Track Host

Jessica Kerr

Principal Developer Advocate @honeycombio

Jessica Kerr (@jessitron) is a Principal Developer Advocate at Honeycomb.io. After twenty years as a developer, she sees software as a significant force in the world. As software engineers, we change reality--including our own, and that's developer experience! Jess lives in St. Louis,...

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