TechLunch # 18 - Scaling your tech team (31/01/2018)
January 31, 2018
Talk #1 From one to sixty (Algolia)
- Give ownership and freedom to people
- Implement process when problems arises
New concept : Efficiency = Productivity + vision + focus
Challenges : flat organization: slow to deliver, because a person can be on multiple projects. Hard feedback, because no chief. Problems for onboarding.
Solution: Have squads. With tech leads. Objectives must fit the company vision. Solution: Product managers.
Challenge: Career framework: after 3 years, employees want a vision.
Solution: fix clear objectives for work evolution.
Solution: clear onboarding plan. 3 weeks short term objectives + quarterly objectives
Talk #2 Engineering at Stripe (Stripe)
2015: 80 engineers / no engineering manager / no product manager
- Trust is local separation. Absolute trust between devs.
- Open communication is long range attraction. A mailing list for each team cced on each mail.
- a clearly stated mission and a simple product is alignment
??? Flocking behavior
⚠️ long range attraction is what broke first
Organisation: hiring / ladders / managers / planning / re-orgs
The bigger the team is, the less value a new engineer adds to the team.
The longer the company, the more employees you need to add to have the same growth.
Talk #3 Gazr (Dailymotion)
Micro services in different languages.
To hide complexity, gazr.io is just a specification for creating a Makefile for each projects, with the same commands for every projects.
All is done through Docker.