Sponsor Session

14 01, 2017

When Alexa Meets Tesla

By |2017-01-14T09:11:54-05:00January 14th, 2017|

(Presented by DJ Daugherty & Matt VanVleet) Learn first hand what we've done to hack a Tesla to date; the work we're doing with autonomous vehicles and autonomous tractors; and how we programed Alexa to operate a Tesla. (Tesla will be at site for demonstration and crowd viewing)

14 01, 2017

Beyond the Culture Deck: What you don’t already know about Netflix

By |2017-01-14T09:11:51-05:00January 14th, 2017|

(Presented by Mike McGarr) A significant chunk of DevOps rhetoric centers around “unicorn” companies like Netflix, Etsy, Facebook and many more. They are held up as the models enterprises should emulate but what makes a place like Netflix so special? What does life inside a unicorn company look like? Is the famous Netflix culture deck true to life or just hype? Most importantly, what lessons can I take back to my employer? In this talk, Mike McGarr (Engineering Manager) will discuss the reality of working at Netflix. He’ll share details about how people work at Netflix, how they communicate, how [...]

14 01, 2017

Building a Better Development Shop

By |2017-01-14T09:11:52-05:00January 14th, 2017|

(Presented by Eric Wise) In a world where "every company is becoming a software company", building and managing a software development team that can consistently deliver value is a key concern for hiring managers and executives. In this presentation we cover the key qualities of good software, discuss research showing why hiring great developers pays big dividends, explore why your hiring process sucks, and cover common traits of high performing teams, and more importantly things in your environment that drive great developers away. Bonus: Most of the recommendations are inexpensive!

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