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In schedule:
Purple Stage
May 30, 16:55 - 17:40 CET
Fighting software entropy
Software Delivery Craft Matters
Level: General

Building software is the easy part. Evolving and maintaining it is the hard part.

Preferred approaches change, team members leave, tech debt accumulates, dependencies date, ownership changes, and everyone has a lot of other work on their plate. Software decay is a very real and endemic problem for us all. So how can you break from the cycle of build, atrophy, replatform, repeat?

Join us to hear about how REA Group are fighting software entropy - including measurement, process, company wide objectives, and ultimately lowering total cost of ownership and cognitive load through our platform product strategy.

Craft 2024 - Stewart Gleadow
Stewart Gleadow
Executive Manager, Engineering at REA Group (

Stewart Gleadow is Executive Manager of Engineering for the consumer marketplace experiences for buyers, renters and sellers on 15+ year experience building software, across mobile apps, web and backend systems, Stewart is now focused on the teams, structures and strategy to succeed at scale. When not working, he's either playing backyard sports with his boys or maintaining ...