PRO TALK: The Developer Productivity Manifesto

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Nnamdi Iregbulem
Lightspeed Venture Partners, Partner

Lightspeed Venture Partners' Nnamdi Iregbulem has always appreciated technological advances, but even more so understanding how they work. This appreciation for the granular has helped his strategic thinking process in helping companies and building software. Prior to joining Lightspeed, Nnamdi was a member of the investment team at ICONIQ Capital, where he deployed over $500 million into high-growth technology companies including GitLab, Fastly, Alteryx, ezCater, Uber, SurveyMonkey and Epic Games, among others. Current investments include Materialize, Vectorized and Matillion.


With the explosion of various developer tools and services in recent years, it's tempting to think that we've entered a golden age for software development productivity. However, contrary to popular belief, developer productivity is in fact declining, and this phenomenon risks bringing modern software development to a grinding halt in many organizations. In this talk, Nnamdi Iregbulem, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, reveals a framework for thinking about developer productivity and charts a path toward reversing this dire trend.