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A presentation on innovative development culture given at TimesOpen - a New York event hosted by The New York Times.

A presentation on innovative development culture given at TimesOpen - a New York event hosted by The New York Times.

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  • 1. Just Ship Managing to Stay Out of the Way Ken Little @timesopen 9/7/11Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 2. What is Etsy?Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 3. Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 4. 1+ Billion Pageviews Per MonthTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 5. ~80 EngineersTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 6. Still Evolving: Heavy Bias Toward ChangeTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 7. HEAVY.Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 8. The Management Challenge: Create an Environment that ENCOURAGES Experimentation and Rapid DevelopmentTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 9. Rule of Thumb: If You’re not Coding, Be a CatalystTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 10. Rule of Thumb: If You’re not Coding, Be a Catalyst Find Ways to Make Coders Better, Stronger, FasterTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 11. Constant ChangeTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 12. Constant Change • Make Small(ish), Measurable ChangesTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 13. Constant Change • Make Small(ish), Measurable Changes • All Roads Lead to ProdTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 14. Constant Change • Make Small(ish), Measurable Changes • All Roads Lead to Prod • No Barriers. If You Can do the Work, Then You Can... do the Work...Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 15. Small(ish) ChangesTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 16. “All existing revision control systems were built by people who build installed software” - Paul Hammond, Always Ship Trunk, Velocity 2010Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 17. The Web is NOT Installed SoftwareTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 18. Commit DailyTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 19. Commit Daily TO TRUNKTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 20. No BranchesTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 21. No Sleepy Repose in QA / StageTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 22. DO IT LIVE!Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 23. DO IT LIVE? (OK Not Quite)Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 24. Branch in CodeTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 25. Config Flags if ($cfg::isEnabled(‘awesome_new_search’)) { # new hotness $rsp = do_solr(); } else { # boring old stuff $rsp = do_grep(); }Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 26. Keep it SimpleTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 27. Ding Ding! $conf[‘awesome_new_search’] = array( ! enabled => ‘ADMINONLY’ );Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 28. Ding Ding! • Allows Multiple Contributors Without Drifting from Trunk • Provides Tremendous Visibility into Project Progress • Once Done, Code’s already DeployedTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 29. Turning it on in Production is Actually BoringTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 30. Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 31. Do (Most) Change Management Along the WayTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 32. Do (Most) Change Management Along the Way • Code Reviews With each CommitTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 33. Don’t Think, Just do itTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 34. Do (Most) Change Management Along the Way • Code Reviews With each Commit • Unit Tests - We’ve Got BoatloadsTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 35. Do (Most) Change Management Along the Way • Code Reviews With each Commit • Unit Tests - We’ve Got Boatloads • Constantly Monitor for Trouble. Correct Quickly.Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 36. Graph EverythingTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 37. Graph EverythingTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 38. No, Really. Everything.Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 39. mean time to detect: < 5 minutes mean time to resolve: 4.5 minutesTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 40. All Roads Lead to ProdTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 41. Rampups $conf[‘awesome_new_search’] = array( ! enabled => ‘ADMINONLY’ );Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 42. Rampups $conf[‘awesome_new_search’] = array( ! enabled => ‘WHITELIST’, ! whitelist => array(‘kenlittle’, ‘yournamehere’) );Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 43. Rampups $conf[‘awesome_new_search’] = array( ! enabled => ‘RAMPUP’, ! percent => 1 //percent of users );Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 44. 1%Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 45. ExperimentsTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 46. Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 47. Hack WeekTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 48. Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 49. Make it Harder to Talk About an Idea Than to Just do itTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 50. No Barriers. If You Can do the Work, Then You Can... do the Work...Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 51. Mike BecakTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 52. Mike Becak Product DudeTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 53. Mike’s Commit StreamTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 54. Mike’s Code ReviewsTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 55. Mike’s PushTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 56. Sam HaskinsTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 57. Sam Haskins Rocking Engineering InternTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 58. Sam Announcing a New FeatureTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 59. Wrap it UpTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 60. Small, Constant ChangeTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 61. Prod is a Great Context to Dev inTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 62. Help the Folks that Do, Do MoreTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 63. http://kellanem.etsy.comTuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 64. Thanks! • http://codeascraft.etsy.com • http://www.etsy.com/careers/ • ken.little@etsy.comTuesday, September 13, 2011