WorldFestival 2022 WorldFestival 2022

Productivity, Management, HR

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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Building Scalable Operations for Rapidly Growing Tech Startups
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Selby Cary
Selby Cary
Cary Consulting, Building operational systems that survive accelerated growth

Rapidly growing a tech startup is all about system design - building repeatable processes that are effective, automated and value-driven. Once you have achieved ‘product-market fit’ and raised a few rounds of funding, your next hurdle is maintaining your growth trajectory whilst balancing regulatory, technical, commercial and quality-related challenges along the way.

In this annual live session, I will share my experience building a scaleable Technical Operations (TechOps) machine that uses integrated software systems, automated workflows and an accessibility-by-design methodology to accelerate organisational growth. 

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Scaling Your Team with Code
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Isaac Palka
Isaac Palka
Invitae, Senior Director of Engineering

Scaling an engineering team is challenging and costly. Many leaders focus on the best process or project management tools to maximize productivity, and finding the best engineers to maximize code quality. However, the choice of tech stack and architecture can in fact give your organization the biggest boost. Tune in to hear about monorepos, micro-frontends, and micro-services, and how a few simple technical choices enabled a tech team to accelerate their velocity. 

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The Developer Productivity Manifesto
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Nnamdi Iregbulem
Nnamdi Iregbulem
Lightspeed Venture Partners, Partner

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 reveals a framework for thinking about developer productivity and charts a path toward reversing this dire trend. 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

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Lessons in Innovation Leadership: How I Built a Scrappy Dream Team Inside of Big Tech
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Elizabeth Bieniek
Elizabeth Bieniek
Cisco, Internal Startup Founder

Coming up with ideas is hard. Leading teams through uncharted waters to build and deliver something amazing is even harder. In this talk, Elizabeth shares how she led the team that delivered Webex Hologram from concept through customer beta. In her own words: "When I received sponsorship to prove out a concept and build a prototype of a cutting edge, disruptive technology, I was ecstatic. But when I was given a limited budget and only 4 months to demonstrate the initial proof of concept, I got creative." Join Elizabeth as she retells the early days of Webex Hologram and outlines the 5 key strategies she employed to build an amazing team and empower them to create an innovative new product.