Understanding technical knowledge gaps and how you feel about code is always extremely difficult and it can come from a bias position, I wrote it so it’s fine… We needed to find a way to get some surface analysis at a high level across our entire technical team. We have created a method of doing just this and it has proven to be extremely useful through times we are currently faced with, along with the ongoing continuous improvement efforts of most engineering teams.
We use it to understand where we need to spend effort either on knowledge sharing, or re-writing code. It enables us to give product fair expectations around delivery and means we can carve out time each sprint to work on an area. It also creates the idea of ‘team health’ which we use as a measure to determine whether a team needs ‘work’ or not, and also for engineering to operate more effectively especially post-Covid.
Throughout this talk we will speak to the logic behind the process along with what we do and use to surface this information and use it on a regular basis to inform our decision making.
Key topics covered:
- How do you attribute technical ‘hygiene’
- How do you manage the hygiene of a team while innovating.
- How the system works
- How we enable better product and strategic decision making.
About Movio: Movio is the global leader in marketing data analytics and campaign management solutions, revolutionizing the way the film industry interacts with moviegoers. Movio is the world’s most comprehensive source of moviegoer data and has products designed specifically with the challenges of movie marketing in mind. Movie lovers at heart, it’s our mission to connect everyone with their ideal movie.
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After moving to NZ, I joined Movio, and worked as a backend developer for about a year, working on a Scala web backend. After that I worked as a Team Lead for about two years working on various projects involving web frontend, web backend, and big data transformation pipelines. For the past three years, I have been working as Head of Technology at Movio, managing our company's infrastructure, tech strategy and engineering best practices.
With a history in Software Engineering Lindsay is accountable for managing and coordinating resources with the primary concern of Developer wellbeing and productivity. Making the practice of engineering at Movio empowering, innovative and as pain-free as possible.
Before Movio, Lindsay worked for Design Agencies & Sass product companies building products from the ground up. With a desire to positively impact the wellbeing and productivity of Engineering Teams in the industry, Lindsay likes to take a pragmatic approach to process and change.