Flowcon SF 2014, September 3-4 San Francisco, California

Presentation: "Introducing Change while Preserving Engineering Velocity"

Time: Wednesday 13:30 - 14:00 / Location: Metropolitan 3

Netflix moves fast and Engineering Tools is charged with enabling that velocity. With that goal in mind, we made a lot of tooling changes in the past year. But with change, comes cost. We are in the process of migrating several systems near and dear to our developers, including our version control system, deployment tool, and operating system for our AMIs. Our goal is to do this while minimazing impact on our customer teams, How did we do? What could we have done better? What aspects of Netflix's culture enabled this? And, most importantly, what can you take back to your own companies regarding the importance of making improvements while mitigating the tax on your teams?

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Dianne Marsh, Director of Engineering for Netflix

Dianne Marsh

Biography: Dianne Marsh

Dianne Marsh is a Director of Engineering for Netflix in Los Gatos, CA, where she leads  a team responsible for tools and systems used by nearly all engineers in the company for continuous integration, delivery and deployment to the AWS cloud. Her team builds software to support build tools as well as cloud deployment and management, used both internally and often released as open source tools to the broad community. In 2013, Dianne co-authored Atomic Scala, an introductory book on Scala, with Bruce  Eckel. Dianne is also active in conference organization and speaking. Dianne earned a Master of Science degree in computer science from Michigan Technological University.
Twitter: @dmarsh