Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect at eBay


Improving Software Flow
Friday 18:15 - 19:00
psychological safety
technical debt

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Our goal as software engineers is to deliver good quality software that is reliable, is flexible, and -- above all -- solves customer problems. We want to be able to go from an idea to customer value rapidly, repeatably, and sustainably. In this session, we will use the Five Ideals from The Unicorn Project to help us improve our ability to build and deliver software: * Locality and Simplicity * Focus, Flow, and Joy * Improvement of Daily Work * Psychological Safety * Customer Focus For each Ideal, we will look at both what we can do as engineering leaders and what we can do as engineers. You will leave with actionable suggestions you can apply in your own organization.


Randy has spent more than two decades building distributed systems and high performing teams, and has worked as a senior technology leader at eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix. He coaches CTOs, advises companies, and generally makes a nuisance of himself wherever possible. He talks a lot -- sometimes at conferences about software -- and is interested in the nexus of culture, technology, and organization. He is currently VP Engineering and Chief Architect at eBay.