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Coffee as Collaboration

240da217b000604a2302dfc8b02a9cad?s=47 Craig Kerstiens
January 31, 2013
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Coffee as Collaboration

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Craig Kerstiens

January 31, 2013
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  1. Craig Kerstiens & Mattt Thompson Monki Gras — January 31,

    2013 Co as Coaboration
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  4. • 85 people • 21 teams • 5000+ heroku apps

    • 500+ releases a day • 200+ deploys a day • 100+ public github repos
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  7. • Move fast and improve over time

  8. • Move fast and improve over time • Experiment constantly

    at a small scale
  9. • Move fast and improve over time • Experiment constantly

    at a small scale • Focus on creating great experiences
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  11. Working

  12. Working Communicating

  13. PeopleWare Engineer Survey

  14. PeopleWare Engineer Survey “interrupted regularly”

  15. PeopleWare Engineer Survey 38% Top Performers “interrupted regularly”

  16. PeopleWare Engineer Survey 38% Top Performers 76% Bottom Performers “interrupted

    regularly”
  17. 15 – 20 minutes to get back into flow

  18. 2 hours of continuous, uninterrupted work per day

  19. Staying Productive • Headphone rule • Caves and commons •

    Maker’s day
  20. Headphone Rule

  21. Headphone Rule Headphones On

  22. Headphone Rule Headphones On =

  23. Headphone Rule Headphones On = DO NOT DISTURB

  24. Caves & Commons •Work in Caves •Dwell in Commons

  25. Maker’s Day

  26. Maker’s Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

  27. Maker’s Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday No Meetings

  28. Maker’s Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday No Meetings All-Hands

    Meeting
  29. The Allen Curve There is an exponential drop of frequency

    of communication between engineers as the distance between them increases.
  30. Meetings are Evil

  31. Staying Connected • Lunch • Beer Club • Coffee

  32. Lunch • Catered Everyday • Long Tables (each seat ≥

    12) • Eclectic Variety
  33. Beer Club • Fridays @ 4:30 • Gourmet Spread •

    Really Good Beer (and whiskey)
  34. Coffee

  35. Coffee • ≥ 2 servings

  36. Coffee • ≥ 2 servings • 10 – 15 minutes

  37. Coffee • ≥ 2 servings • 10 – 15 minutes

    • Learnable / Teachable Craft
  38. Challenges

  39. Challenges • Remote Employees

  40. Challenges • Remote Employees • Tool & Service Consolidation

  41. Challenges • Remote Employees • Tool & Service Consolidation •

    Dunbar’s Number (~ 150)
  42. Craig Kerstiens & Mattt Thompson Monki Gras — January 31,

    2013 Co as Coaboration