Raúl Barroso

www.raulbarroso.com
Engineer
So, what’s Heroku?
● It's a platform that makes deployments easy.
Traditionally this was hard.
● Heroku lets app developer...
Developer productivity
● Why require 3 steps when 1 will do?
● Why require any action at all when zero steps
will do?
source: dangerismyfirstname.com
Agility
● How fast you can publish your application,
how fast you can change it
● We believe that a deployment platform’s
...
Our happiness
●
●
●
●
●
●
●

<3 Vibe Team
Wellness (Yoga, Meditation, Gym…)
Weeks off
Conferences
Remote work
Beer club
(h...
Feel productive
Makers day
“As Heroku has grown, meetings have increased,
and the value of Maker Day’s has increased
exponentially.” - Cra...
Methodology
Small teams
● Operates much like an individual entity
(multidisciplinary)
● Chooses its own tools and best method for
comm...
Starter projects
Change roles inside the company.
Pick your battle.
New hires
Not an HR, this goes to the hiring manager
(usually an engineer).
Communication
● Mailing lists (announcements@, discussion@,
fun@, concerts@, sf@, api@)...
● GitHub
● Trello
● Campfire/Hi...
Avoid context switching
(preserve quality)
Mostly asynchronous but also
● 1:1(s)
● Offsites
● Stand ups
● Meetings
All hands & Workshops
Happiness & Trust
Nothing is more powerful than a community of
talented people motivated to succeed.
Even playing Dodgeball
Muchas gracias
www.raulbarroso.com
We’re hiring!
jobs.heroku.com
http://vimeo.com/48837086
http://vimeo.com/61829655
Raul Barroso - Heroku, a way of working - Speaking at Tenerife Tech & Biz Dec 2013
Raul Barroso - Heroku, a way of working - Speaking at Tenerife Tech & Biz Dec 2013
Raul Barroso - Heroku, a way of working - Speaking at Tenerife Tech & Biz Dec 2013
Raul Barroso - Heroku, a way of working - Speaking at Tenerife Tech & Biz Dec 2013
Raul Barroso - Heroku, a way of working - Speaking at Tenerife Tech & Biz Dec 2013
Raul Barroso - Heroku, a way of working - Speaking at Tenerife Tech & Biz Dec 2013
Raul Barroso - Heroku, a way of working - Speaking at Tenerife Tech & Biz Dec 2013
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Raul Barroso - Heroku, a way of working - Speaking at Tenerife Tech & Biz Dec 2013

  1. 1. Raúl Barroso www.raulbarroso.com Engineer
  2. 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. 3. Developer productivity ● Why require 3 steps when 1 will do? ● Why require any action at all when zero steps will do?
  4. 4. source: dangerismyfirstname.com
  5. 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. 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. 7. Feel productive
  8. 8. Makers day “As Heroku has grown, meetings have increased, and the value of Maker Day’s has increased exponentially.” - Craig Kerstiens
  9. 9. Methodology
  10. 10. Small teams ● Operates much like an individual entity (multidisciplinary) ● Chooses its own tools and best method for communication ● Ownership ● Rotations
  11. 11. Starter projects Change roles inside the company. Pick your battle.
  12. 12. New hires Not an HR, this goes to the hiring manager (usually an engineer).
  13. 13. Communication ● Mailing lists (announcements@, discussion@, fun@, concerts@, sf@, api@)... ● GitHub ● Trello ● Campfire/Hipchat/Slack
  14. 14. Avoid context switching (preserve quality)
  15. 15. Mostly asynchronous but also ● 1:1(s) ● Offsites ● Stand ups ● Meetings
  16. 16. All hands & Workshops
  17. 17. Happiness & Trust Nothing is more powerful than a community of talented people motivated to succeed.
  18. 18. Even playing Dodgeball
  19. 19. Muchas gracias www.raulbarroso.com We’re hiring! jobs.heroku.com
  20. 20. http://vimeo.com/48837086 http://vimeo.com/61829655

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