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Scaling the North Star of Developer Experience

From starting a business to growing into an organization with thousands of engineers, this talk will delve into the trade-offs on developer experience at different stages of engineering growth.

I will talk about learnings from the back-end and product engineering perspective, gained while Netflix has grown from hundreds to thousands of engineers. When should engineers use centralized offerings vs choosing the best tool for their needs? What degree of consistency should be required across technical stacks as the company grows? When should you build vs buy? How does the engineering landscape change as the company branches out into different investment areas?

This talk will provide some decision-making solutions to help answer these questions and more.


Phillipa Avery

Engineering Manager - Java Platform @Netflix

Phillipa is an Engineering Manager on the Java Platform Team, which supports all backend service engineering across Netflix.

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Tuesday Nov 9 / 12:10PM EST (40 minutes)


Crafting the Developer Experience


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