(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 they are organized, how work is prioritized, how they manage risk, how they build teams, and how culture plays a central role in everything they do. Lastly, Mike will share important lessons that every manager and executive can learn from Netflix’s culture and apply at their own companies.