Talk titles and descriptions are below. We try to stay as close to the schedule as possible, but it's relaxed and we ride the ebb and flow of the day. If you have any questions about the event let us know — team[at]asburyagile.com
Breakfast (bagels, fruit, coffee, tea, etc.) will be available. The amazing, local Rook Coffee Roasters will be serving cold brew coffee as well.
A quick welcome and introduction to the day.
Ken will walk us through the tooling he and his team use to design, develop, test, deploy and debug complex applications. He will explore how, through the use of tooling and workflows, they are able to deliver quickly, stable and efficiently at scale.
What’s a designer’s role within a small team, and how can we find a process that strengthens that team to create the best outcome for the work that we’re doing? This session will explore small-team collaboration, how to collaborate better, and what it really means to have a holistic process and let design permeate throughout. I'll touch on the benefits of coding, bringing an idea to life, and the downsides of “handoff” among teams – and how to avoid it. We’ll also take a look at the CSS framework we’re building at BuzzFeed and how it’s helped improve our process as a whole.
This talk will focus on processes for integrating modern design and experimentation practices into agile and lean workflows. We'll take a look at some of the tools and services available in the space as well as best practices and methodology for using them. By the end I hope to show how a culture of early and consistent experimentation can lead to data-driven decision making, quicker release cycles, more productive developers, and ultimately happier customers.
With the growth of mobile devices, performance is now more important than ever. But the web is actually getting slower! Fight back by learning how to monitor performance, the critical rendering path and finding where to optimize.
The performance team at Etsy has recently developed a number of new alerting tools to help us discover and dig into performance regressions across the site. We built these new tools on top of existing technology (Nagios and Nagios Herald) to bring added context to site slowdowns and help us fix regressions more quickly.
These new alerts change the conversation with our coworkers. Before, we'd ask people about regressions long after they occurred. Now, we discover regressions almost immediately and are able to share context such as graphs and recent site changes as we work with other teams to track down and fix regressions.
In this talk, Allison McKnight, Performance engineer at Etsy, will cover:
We will be discussing why we need cross-functional teams, what are the common pitfalls, and how we can avoid them. In addition we will cover when we don't need cross-functional team.
As developers move along in their career, they are often encouraged to take on roles that involve more and more people management and less code
In this talk we'll follow one developer's journey from coding 40 hours/week to primarily managing humans. What worked well, what didn't work well, what was hard, and what was surprising.
Attendees of this talk should expect to walk away with a better idea of if they may be suited for management and if so, how they can successfully acclimate to their new role.
Dave Sorin will discuss recent developments in capital raising mechanisms for entrepreneurial and tech and tech-enabled companies, from simple instruments that allow for highly cost efficient capital raises, such as SAFEs and KISSes, to the new Regulation A+, which empowers emerging companies to raise capital issuing freely tradable securities, using a process far less costly and cumbersome than a traditional IPO, a raise we are calling IPO LITE, while providing investors with a liquid investment. These are material changes to the capital raising tools in use.
How to take advantage of one of the most effective tools for marketing and growth by using data and personalization.
We’ll talk about agile product development process with limited engineers/designers/QA: how we prioritize, iterate, how we make room for user research and innovation, where do we involve each team member throughout the process, and what are some of the tools that help us get things done faster.