Sunday, June 23, 2024

Good talks/podcasts (June 2024 I)




These are the best podcasts/talks I've seen/listened to recently:
  • (Spanish) Impulsando el crecimiento organizacional a través de la Developer Experience (Angélica Lozano, José Rodríguez Huerta) [Devex, Engineering Culture] [Duration: 01:07] Interesante conversación sobre el funcionamiento y organización de MLean con Angélica CTO y fundadora. Interesantes ideas sobre como conectar la experiencia de desarrollo con las necesidades de la compañia, la organizacion de equipos, las particularidades del negocio, como balancean las distintas inversiones en ingenieria. 
  • Software Engineering F&*K Up Behind The Passport E-gate Failure" (Dave Farley) [Architecture, Resilience, Software Design] [Duration: 00:17] In this episode, Dave Farley talks about the issue, how poor software engineering led to this, how distributed systems come into it all, how to avoid something like this happening again and at the end of the video asks for answers on some concerning issues around the whole story.
  • Perspectives on effective product development culture (Jason Yip) [Culture, Engineering Culture, Product] [Duration: 00:39] Good description of what an efficient product development culture should be like. Jason talks about the pillars of that culture, the guiding principles, and even the main practices, including technical, product, and organizational practices.
  • Lean Code (Kevin Kelly) [Agile, Lean Software Development] [Duration: 01:05] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Interesting approach to lean software development focused on how to tackle agile development with this lean mindset. It contains a few interesting points.
  • Designing for Habitability (Sam Newman) [Platform, Platform engineering] [Duration: 00:27] Tips and tricks for creating platforms that truly accelerate the pace of innovation in companies.
  • Fighting User Requirements That CONSTANTLY Change (Dave Farley) [Nature of Software Development, Product] [Duration: 00:13] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Great description of the true nature of software development as an adaptive learning process of customer needs. A must.
  • Continuous Delivery vs. Gitflow & CD At Scale | Bryan Finster In The Engineering Room Ep. 11 (Bryan Finster, Dave Farley) [Continuous Delivery, Engineering Culture, Engineering Scalability] [Duration: 01:09] Interesting conversation about how to introduce CD as part of the engineering strategy in large companies and how having CD as part of the vision (not as a goal in itself) can generate a healthy engineering culture that continuously improves.
Reminder: All of these talks are interesting, even just listening to them.

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