The organizers of Spark the Change in London asked me to speak about the Spotify matrix model. I was only too happy to comply. It was a great conference, and I met a ton of good people. As usual, I tend to talk to my slides, as opposed to putting a ton of text on them. Hopefully, you can still get something useful from it.
Here are the slides from my Minsk talk about breaking up monoliths in your schedule, your team and in your software architectures can increase velocity and innovation.
I’ve scheduled a few talks this year, including one next week in Minsk! I always list my upcoming talks on my website, so you can go there if you are interested in seeing if I am speaking near you. As always, if you are going to be there, drop me a tweet. Always want to connect with folks before or at the event.
- Godel Event – Minsk, Belarus – March 26, 2015 – Talking with Stewart from laterooms.com again. He always has some awesome insights and I love what they are doing around their culture, so this should be a great evening.
- Daho.am – Munich, Germany – June 12, 2015 – I met one of the founders of Stylight last year, great guy, great company. Really excited about speaking at their conference.
- Spark the Change – London, UK – July 1-2, 2015 – My first talk at an actual leadership conference. Always wonderful speaking in London and this conference looks really interesting.
- Mobiconf – Krakow, Poland – October 1-2, 2015 – The website is still pointing to last year’s conference info. The organizers are really great and everything I’ve heard about last year’s conference is good.
Had a great time at QCon, met a ton of interesting folks, and the organizers were awesome. The video and slides are now live on their site: http://www.infoq.com/cn/presentations/building-strong-engineer-culture
There are a couple issues to be aware of. They did the slides separately, so they don’t always line up with what I’m saying. Also, since I was being simultaneously translated, I talk more slowly and pause more often than I would normally to let the translator catch up.
I think that this will be the last time I give this talk publicly, now that it is recorded fairly well, and available world-wide.
I was asked to speak about how we align around the product while we maintain autonomous teams. Given that this was a talk to product people rather than engineers or coaches, I tried to keep it focused around product definition and prioritization. As usual, I don’t like to put many words in the slides, so hopefully you get the gist. There is a recording being made, so hopefully that will get posted and then I will link to it here.
I’ve got some talks lined up for this fall, including my first talk in Asia!
ProductTank STHLM – Stockholm, Sweden – August 27, 2014
Nice to talk again in my home city, and super excited to be speaking to a group primarily made up of product professionals. I’m going to give a talk about how engineering and product teams can work together effectively and how we work at Spotify.
Empowering your engineering talent – London, UK – September 22, 2014
Coming back to London for a breakfast symposium on hiring and empowering engineering talent.
QCon Shanghai – Shanghai, China – October 16-18, 2014
I’ll be one of the keynotes at the Shanghai edition of this international software development conference.
Hope to see you at one of these!
Forgot that I had a head cold when I gave this talk, so my voice sounds a bit rough, and I start a bit slow. So sorry about that, but I’m so grateful for the high quality recording that the SudWeb team did.
Culture leads, everything else follows – Kevin Goldsmith from Sud Web on Vimeo.
Spotify Lead Engineer explains why there are no strong teams without the manifestation of shared values.
From the culture comes anything else.
Didn’t even realize that these existed until just now, both of them are recaps of the panel and audience discussion.