Software Development Summit:
Developing the Right Teams, Tools and Systems for Success
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The game is shifting. It takes more than just having a great idea, it takes the right team and the right tools and systems in place to create a product that works, is quick to market and meets the demand of the industry. What are the tools, trends and strategies to maintain a competitive edge?
Join the conversation! Two tracks -- one focused on new technologies and trends in software development and a second on developing and engaging talent to grow your business.
Share best practices and war stories on building productive teams that deliver great product, increase revenue and scale your business.
Joe Bondi, CTO, RunKeeper
Loren Boyce, R&D Staffing Manager, VMware
Chris Brookins, VP Engineering, Acquia
Steve Deasy, Sr. Director, R&D Horizon Mobile, VMware
Kai Gray, VP of Operations, Carbonite
Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO, DYN Inc.
Scott Kirsner, The Boston Globe
Kevin O'Brien, Sr. Director for AppConnect, Constant Contact
Niraj Shah, CEO, Wayfair
Gene Shkolnik, VP of Product Development, Kayak
Jim Sokoloff, VP, Technology,Vistaprint
Elias Torres, VP of Engineering, HubSpot
Jeremy Weiskotten, Director, Terrible Labs
Aaron White, Co-founder and CTO, Boundless
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Aligning Team Development with your Growth Strategy
In this opening session, Scott Kirsner, columnist at The Boston Globe, will discuss with Niraj Shah, CEO at Wayfair and Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO at DYN, how they are developing their teams to support their overall company strategy. With explosive growth, how do you hire and develop talent fast enough to support what needs to be accomplished ?
TRACK 1: NEXT GEN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Session A: Developer's Choice - the best tools in the box and why
We'll review some of the new tools and frameworks being used to support the development organization and the its next generation of products. In a lightening round session, you will learn from high performance teams what tools they selected across the stack and why.
Session B: Designing and Supporting APIs
As more tools are coming to the web, APIs can be a strategic initiative that support the growth of your business and help your customers build out their own product offering. However, one must examine and understand:
- what should and shouldn't be exposed, and
- the strategy to make them a worthwhile investment for your company.
Learn from efficient teams who are structuring and designing open APIs and building communities around them as they share the processes they have put in place that help their customers and partners be successful without overburdening their own organization.
TRACK 2: DEVELOPING TALENT
Session A: TALENT - Build vs. Buy
With everyone’s desire to hire the rockstar developer, supply overcomes demand. So, if you can’t find them, or afford them, how are companies developing the rockstar and building high performance development teams What are the on-boarding and training strategies used to turn junior talent into superstars? Learn from people that have done it well the processes and strategies used to create and build teams that outperform in the marketplace.
Session B: Partners in Crime - Developing a Stellar Hiring Team
There are synergies between hiring managers and recruiters that get the job done right. It takes understanding and influence to balance the equation and maximize who gets hired and when. Join us to hear from partnering teams that have found the keys to successful hiring. Learn what they do right, why their partnerships work, and how they got there.
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