The Case for the Cutting-Edge

The Case for the Cutting-Edge

If you're looking to make the case for cutting edge technology at your organization, this is the talk for you.

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Matt Farmer

March 05, 2016
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  1. The Case for the Cutting Edge Matt Farmer NE Scala

    2016 • March 5th, 2016
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  5. “Supply Chain Operating Network”

  6. https://www.dominodatalab.com

  7. https://www.dominodatalab.com/customers https://www.dominodatalab.com

  8. Scala is used for real work.

  9. Lessons Learned in Pursuing the Cutting-Edge

  10. Lesson One: Engineering isn’t lost in translation.

  11. Engineering isn’t lost in translation. • 60 responses • About

    5 had actual Scala experience. • 8.3%
  12. Scala Engineer

  13. Software Engineer

  14. Software Engineer Culture fit In our time zones Cost of

    compensation Willingness to learn We have time to train Good written communication Asks for help early Enjoys GIFs Knows how to pronounce GIF
  15. Lesson One: Engineering isn’t lost in translation.

  16. Lesson Two: Embrace the Elbow Grease

  17. Embrace the Elbow Grease • The Java ecosystem is pretty

    rich. • Optimize for solving hard things.
  18. Lesson Two: Embrace the Elbow Grease

  19. Lesson Three: Engage the Learning Curve

  20. Engage the Learning Curve • Ourselves • New team members

  21. Lesson Three: Engage the Learning Curve

  22. Three Lessons 1. Engineering isn’t lost in translation. 2. Embrace

    elbow grease. 3. Engage the learning curve.
  23. It’s a hard choice to make.

  24. It’s worth it.

  25. We’re hiring! I have free T-shirts!

  26. Thank you! matt@frmr.me http://farmdawgnation.com @farmdawgnation

  27. Creative Commons Attributions • “Saw Blade” https://flic.kr/p/7jr8rR • “Engineering Drafting

    Room, 1962” https://flic.kr/p/6UKMsf • “Mechanic at Charles Street Shops, 1959” https://flic.kr/p/6LTb19 • “old-MIT-classroom_Ryan-Tyler-Smith.jpg” https://flic.kr/p/nm2s5h • “Trophies” https://flic.kr/p/6KLcab • “Project 365 #27: 270114 Curtain Up, Light the Lights!” https:// flic.kr/p/jyVELR