Way of the Herokai

Db953d125f5cc49756edb6149f1b813e?s=47 Richard Schneeman
April 04, 2013
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Way of the Herokai

Mediate on the Heroku Way...

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Richard Schneeman

April 04, 2013
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  1. Way of the Herokai @schneems

  2. @schneems

  3. Schnauser

  4. None
  5. I <3 Ruby

  6. Hans Peter Von Wolfe (the 5th)

  7. ‚ Schneeman

  8. Wicked ‘ ‘ Gem

  9. Triage Code codetriage.com

  10. None
  11. Adjunct Professor

  12. Good News Everyone! schneems.com/ut-rails

  13. Most Importantly

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  15. We optimize developer happiness

  16. Git Push: Deploy

  17. Ruby Task Force

  18. Ruby Task Force Meetings

  19. The Heroku Way

  20. Can only be sought, never attained “

  21. Questions? @schneems

  22. The Heroku Way is not

  23. Defaulting to the easiest

  24. The Heroku Way is not

  25. Following the herd

  26. The Heroku Way is not

  27. Doing it because it’s what we did last time

  28. The Heroku Way IS

  29. Reflecting on every moment

  30. Constantly asking: Why

  31. or Why not?

  32. Why: did we do it this way?

  33. Could we do it better?

  34. Hunt problems not solutions

  35. comes from

  36. Hero +

  37. Hero + Haiku

  38. Samurai Followed “bun and the bu”

  39. Not enough to master the blade

  40. จ෢྆ಓ The pen and the sword in accord

  41. None
  42. Waza Task Force

  43. The art of Coffee

  44. Making coffee the right way

  45. Making coffee the Heroku way

  46. Carefully Roasted Beans

  47. Fresh Ground Coffee (minutes ago)

  48. Precision Kettle

  49. Chemex

  50. 205˚F

  51. ~3˚C? ??

  52. Time

  53. Why?

  54. Efficiency is good

  55. Never Sacrifice Efficiency for reflection

  56. Building the best product, deliberately

  57. Fully present

  58. Don’t forget

  59. CoWorkers

  60. Teach new employees how

  61. 1 Brew enough for 2 Cups

  62. Share the work, share the workflow

  63. At Heroku we believe deploying apps should be easy and

    making coffee should be hard." - @mattmanning & @pvh
  64. How Herokai Get stuff done

  65. “Herokai”

  66. A member of Heroku

  67. Not Pronounced like..

  68. No Deadlines

  69. Instead: Priorities

  70. Ship it when it is ready

  71. Ship it when it is right

  72. No Deadlines*

  73. Problem Research Prototype Alpha Beta Release

  74. Problem Research Prototype Alpha Beta Release }

  75. Does it always work like that?

  76. Nope

  77. Problem: Awesome feature (B) relies on Amazing feature (A)

  78. GH Issues

  79. A long time ago... Largest GH customer

  80. Project Coordination

  81. Who decides on what features

  82. Ponies vs Mustangs

  83. Mustang

  84. Pony

  85. Why?

  86. Sounds better than “things we really freaking have to do”

    and “stuff we should probably do someday”
  87. Makers Day

  88. Makers Day

  89. Makers Day

  90. Cut out Distractions

  91. No Meetings

  92. Focus, reflect, get work done

  93. Developer Productivity:

  94. 3 steps 1 step <

  95. 1 step No steps <

  96. Time critical issues...

  97. Incident Commander Incident Commander

  98. Examples: Availability Security Performance

  99. Coordinates comms

  100. Prioritizes Work

  101. Recruits Help to fill the gaps

  102. IC removes blockers, lets devs focus

  103. Postmortem & followup actions

  104. Status Site

  105. In-office offline lights

  106. Remo-kais

  107. Remo(te)- (Hero)kais

  108. 70% In SF

  109. Protip: don’t call SF “san fran”

  110. Ever

  111. I live in Austin, Tx

  112. No: I do not ride a horse to work

  113. (I work from home)

  114. Tools:

  115. Trello

  116. Github Issues

  117. Campfire

  118. G+ Hangouts

  119. Remote Week

  120. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay

    here
  121. Campfire + gchat much more active

  122. Organized by VIBE

  123. An organization dedicated to preserving our culture, and developer sanity

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  125. Developers: building tools for developers

  126. No one can walk the path for you

  127. You must find it yourself

  128. A meditation on Herokai

  129. “ Herokai seek dreams,

  130. “ Herokai seek dreams, meditating happiness.

  131. “ Herokai seek dreams, meditating happiness. Building sharp simple tools

  132. “ Herokai seek dreams, meditating happiness. Building sharp simple tools

    #haiku
  133. The Way of the Herokai

  134. Questions? @schneems (btw I have stickers)

  135. Questions? @schneems