Scaling your Development Team

Scott MacVicar (08.Oct.2011 at 14:00)
Talk at PHP North West 2011 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

Scaling your Development Team

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Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 14:48 by David Goodwin (69 comments) via api

Very good. Well presented and very interesting content covered.

Rating: 4 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 15:08 by Paul Court (14 comments) via api

Nice Insight into the workings of a very large dev team.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 15:30 by Dave Nattriss (16 comments)

Great insight, and the casual tone/pace (with interjected audience questions) was refreshing.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 17:01 by Ian Barber (91 comments)

Very interesting talk, nice look at the facebook dev processes. I found it particularly interesting when Scott referenced the reasons that different bits of it had been added, as it shows the problems that the processes were designed to solve.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 19:09 by Ben Selby (8 comments) via api

Well presented talk and the live demos were great. Slick delivery style and could have easily carried on listening for another hour.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 08:09 by Paul Henry Woodhead (25 comments)

Fantastic insight into scaling your team. Shiny big Facebook, wow! Cool demos, and excellent and engaging presentation style!

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 09:55 by Adri Kodde (7 comments)

Really interesting! Scott clearly knew what he wanted to present and it came out enthusiastic. Also it was nice to see some code examples and photos of the work environment. :)

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 15:39 by niseIdensudge (1 comments)

For me this was by far the best talk of PHPNW11 and I'm really looking forward to getting hands on with Phabricator and herald when I get back to the office.

It was also nice to get a sneak peak of what happens behind the walls of the mammoth that is Facebook.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 15:40 by Anonymous

My favourite presentation of the day. Great insight into Facebook and managing a lot of commits! Nice to see actual code examples too!

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 19:09 by Paul Lemon (4 comments)

Great presentation - everybody I spoke to said it was their favourite of the conference - I dont think they are wrong.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 19:44 by Richard Backhouse (5 comments)

Great insight into Facebook; some interesting and practical points that can work with teams large and small. Casual but engaging presentation style and good interaction with audience. Most enjoyable talk of te day.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 21:16 by Dan Rooke (6 comments)

Great presenter and content, a nice insight into Facebook and big development teams.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 21:44 by Ben Nuttall (25 comments)

Phabulous talk, very interesting. Great to see how Facebook manage the deployment of their changes. Also good to learn about phabricator.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 22:25 by Andy Slack (11 comments)

Great slide design, entertaining presentation and live demos were icing on the cake, dispite slight WiFi issue. Really interesting content as it's not often you get to see the internals of a big company in this much technical detail.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 23:15 by Janna Bastow (3 comments)

Eye-opening and inspiring presentation, and delivered well to boot.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 09:26 by David Roff (14 comments)

Well delivered insight on how such a large development team work together efficiently

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 10:03 by Matt Cockayne (25 comments)

Excellent talk giving some insite into the kind of distributed development and scale I could only dream of putting in place.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 10:04 by James Littlejohn (9 comments)

A great lessons in openness and sharing. Enthusiastically delivered to boot. Excellent.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 11:18 by Alex Mace (48 comments)

Brilliant, inspiring talk. I'm always looking for new ways and tools to improve our development processes and to empower developers, and it looks like Facebook thinks the same ways but has the resources to write the systems themselves, and brilliantly, open source them for the rest of us.

Hope to get the slides and present this to my team during conference slide karoake (hint hint Scott!)

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 12:02 by M1ke (22 comments)

Most people agreed that this was one of the best talks, and with the experience of the speaker and backing of one of the biggest websites in the world that was no surprise. The talk was engaging, the topics consistently interesting and seeing a bit of code, however insignificant, pushed to Facebook in front of us was a great treat for geeks.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 15:00 by Stephen Melrose (17 comments)

Unbelievably engaging and inspiring talk. Wasn't bored for a second. Although was this more the content than the speaker? :)

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 15:39 by Thijs Feryn (185 comments)

Excellent talk ! I like the slightly chaotic presentation style Scott has.

Of course it's fascinating to see how a company like Facebook does things. Throwing around crazy numbers always adds to the fascination.

I learned a thing or two about the flow and management behind large development teams that ensure quality regardless of the number of developers on a single code base.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 17:58 by Lupitabondoh (1 comments)

Very interesting and insightful talk.
But the title suggested/implied that it might provide practical tips for other companies to use/follow. It seemed too focused on Facebook and their situation as opposed to general notes for other companies.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 19:48 by William Booth (9 comments)

Good talk, mostly interesting to see what Facebook do, and a fair amount of it was only applicable to a engineer driven company like Facebook. A few gems in there that I am going to see if I can re-use in my work.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 22:58 by Michelangelo van Dam (310 comments)

Awesome talk. I think you've managed to get people really interested into Phabricator and the "it's ok to fail" atmosphere in any kind of development environment.

Was really intrigued by the way you deploy on almost a daily basis, going to look further into that way. Thank you for sharing…

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 15:11 by Russell Martens (2 comments)

Very interesting. We are about to scale our team (not close to Facebook-numbers though), so partially interesting for that. Actually it was more interesting when coming to workflow, which suites us even better, as that is something that we are about to reform as well.

Of coure, almost always interesting to hear how giants do ;)

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 21:25 by Sebastian Marek (67 comments)

Amazing talk, in my opinion the best this year. It was great to hear how the giants do it. Scott delivered it perfectly with his usual charisma. Shame it only lasted for an hour, I could easily listen to Scott for hours.

Rating: 5 of 5

18.Oct.2011 at 16:32 by Nikolay Bachiyski (6 comments)

I love hearing how others do it, and it was full of insightful details.

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Oct.2011 at 19:12 by Anonymous

100% interesting and well presented

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