Gradle Inc. Announces New Advocacy Team to Foster Developer Productivity and Happiness
Inaugural members Trisha Gee, Baruch Sadogursky, and Brian Demers will focus on education and building community around Develocity and the practice of Developer Productivity Engineering (DPE)
July 11, 2023, San Francisco, CA. – Today, Gradle Inc. formally introduced its new Advocacy Team to accelerate its community building efforts around the adoption of DPE and Develocity, the leading software platform for enabling DPE. Specifically, the team will educate developers and technology leaders on solutions to key developer productivity and experience pain points, foster member connections and knowledge sharing, and gather input helpful in driving the evolution of Develocity and DPE. The new all-star team of advocates includes widely-followed industry veterans and thought leaders Trisha Gee, Baruch Sadogursky, and Brian Demers.
“Trisha, Baruch, and Brian bring invaluable expertise to Gradle, derived from years of leadership in the software development industry,” said Hans Dockter, CEO and Founder at Gradle. “At Gradle, striving for exceptional developer experience is at the heart of everything we do. We’re deeply committed to meeting the changing needs of the developer community and I’m thrilled to welcome such a respected team of advocates to advance those ongoing efforts.”
The team’s first members bring a wealth of valuable experience to Gradle. Notably:
“When we set out to build this advocacy team, we sought individuals with extensive, first-hand experience as developers themselves.” said Justin Reock, Field CTO and Chief Evangelist at Gradle. “Their deep understanding of the challenges developers face on a daily basis will enable them to better communicate the value and urgency of Develocity and DPE, ultimately helping software development organizations gain a competitive edge.”
The formation of this advocacy team comes at a critical moment, as there’s an unmistakable and growing disconnect between IT leadership and developers. Recent surveys reveal the majority of developers are dissatisfied with the metrics leaders use to gauge their productivity. This disconnect not only fosters distrust between IT leaders and their developers, but also negatively impacts the speed and quality of an organization’s software delivery and ability to innovate. Gradle’s new advocacy team aims to proactively bridge that gap by creating awareness of developer inefficiencies, toil and frustrations and solutions that address them.
Gradle Inc. is the company behind the popular open-source Gradle Build Tool, which is downloaded over 30 million times a month, and the provider of the leading software solution for improving developer productivity and happiness called Develocity. Gradle is also pioneering the emerging practice of Developer Productivity Engineering. Elite development teams from companies like Airbnb, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nasdaq, Netflix, SAP and ASML practice DPE to deliver quality software more rapidly at scale. They achieve this by leveraging Develocity’s innovative build and test performance acceleration technologies and analytics to proactively improve the reliability of the developer toolchain and make failure troubleshooting more efficient.