Raul Barroso - Heroku, a way of working - Speaking at Tenerife Tech & Biz Dec 2013
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Raul Barroso talking about working at Heroku, at the #tenerifetechandbiz end of 2013 special event

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Raul Barroso - Heroku, a way of working - Speaking at Tenerife Tech & Biz Dec 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Raúl Barroso www.raulbarroso.com Engineer
  • 2. So, what’s Heroku? ● It's a platform that makes deployments easy. Traditionally this was hard. ● Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling. ● And much more.
  • 3. Developer productivity ● Why require 3 steps when 1 will do? ● Why require any action at all when zero steps will do?
  • 4. source: dangerismyfirstname.com
  • 5. Agility ● How fast you can publish your application, how fast you can change it ● We believe that a deployment platform’s workflow and experience should be designed No surprises Our first concern is your happiness.
  • 6. Our happiness ● ● ● ● ● ● ● <3 Vibe Team Wellness (Yoga, Meditation, Gym…) Weeks off Conferences Remote work Beer club (http://starving-samurai-42.tumblr.com/archive)
  • 7. Feel productive
  • 8. Makers day “As Heroku has grown, meetings have increased, and the value of Maker Day’s has increased exponentially.” - Craig Kerstiens
  • 9. Methodology
  • 10. Small teams ● Operates much like an individual entity (multidisciplinary) ● Chooses its own tools and best method for communication ● Ownership ● Rotations
  • 11. Starter projects Change roles inside the company. Pick your battle.
  • 12. New hires Not an HR, this goes to the hiring manager (usually an engineer).
  • 13. Communication ● Mailing lists (announcements@, discussion@, fun@, concerts@, sf@, api@)... ● GitHub ● Trello ● Campfire/Hipchat/Slack
  • 14. Avoid context switching (preserve quality)
  • 15. Mostly asynchronous but also ● 1:1(s) ● Offsites ● Stand ups ● Meetings
  • 16. All hands & Workshops
  • 17. Happiness & Trust Nothing is more powerful than a community of talented people motivated to succeed.
  • 18. Even playing Dodgeball
  • 19. Muchas gracias www.raulbarroso.com We’re hiring! jobs.heroku.com
  • 20. http://vimeo.com/48837086 http://vimeo.com/61829655