Keynote Speaker Chris O’Dell’s live webinar on Growing the Developer Experience


We are excited to announce the details of Chris O’Dell’s live webinar on Growing the Developer Experience.  Chris was due to attend AOTB this July as one of our keynote speakers but due to the unforeseen circumstances we are now bringing Chris direct to you in the comfort of your own home or workplace!

On the 5th of August 2020 at 1.30pm BST Chris will deliver a webinar that is open to all with a special discount code for AOTB ticket holders and Software Cornwall members.

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Event details

An inspirational talk to help you grow your own Developer experience by treating it as a product.

When building software, we almost always think of our customers – the users of our product. But, what about the software we use to build our product? The tools the engineer uses for the job? Regardless of whether you adopted “off the shelf” solutions, or built tooling in-house to support your unique operational use-cases, they’ll often be put together by someone who had an itch to scratch or was tired of doing the task manually.

These tools build the Developer Experience of your engineers. This is an oft-neglected aspect of the software building process. Bottlenecks and ease of use for these tools tends to be overlooked as it is generally only visible to the engineers themselves.

At Monzo we gathered metrics around our development and deployment process to try and find the bottlenecks. We also turned to our User Research experts for guidance and applied their discovery techniques to our engineers so we could learn about and improve their development experience. It’s an ongoing process as new bottlenecks and improvements can always be found. By sharing our experience, I hope to inspire you to grow your own Developer Experience by treating it as a product.

Chris O’Dell

Chris works at Monzo helping to build the future of banking. She has spent nearly fourteen years as a backend engineer, primarily with Microsoft technologies, but recently with Go on Monzo’s large microservices platform.  She has led teams delivering highly available Web APIs, distributed systems and cloud based services. She has also led teams developing internal build and deployment tooling with the goal of improving the developer’s experience. Chris promotes practices such as Continuous Delivery, including TDD, version control, and Continuous Integration.


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We are planning more sessions in the future and more details will be available when we have these planned.

July 14, 2020