Engineering leaders recognize the importance of building observability into their software systems. Through testing, monitoring, and detailed reporting, it’s possible to thoroughly understand what’s working and what isn’t.
But what about engineering processes? Despite putting a lot of time and energy into organizational design, development processes, hiring practices, and team composition, leaders have a hard time identifying when things aren’t working as planned.
Engineering data can help bring the principles of observability to your team and its processes, making it possible to spot pipeline bottlenecks, coach developers, and debug processes before issues get too big to fix. In this keynote, you’ll find out what kinds of engineering data can create observability, and how to use that data to build high-performing engineering teams.
About The Speaker:
James (Jimmy) McGill is a technology leader, coach, team builder, and maker who was raised in Australia and is currently based in NYC. He brings over 10 years of experience building software tools to Code Climate. In his role as VP of Engineering, Jimmy is dedicated to helping engineering teams achieve their highest potential. Prior to Code Climate, Jimmy served as the VP of Engineering at Button and as an engineering leader at Google. As a creative, Jimmy combines his experience as a woodworker, engineer, and roboticist to build unique pieces of fine art.