DPE Lowdown: How LinkedIn Prioritizes DPE Initiatives

May 4, 2023

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

In this episode we chat with Max Kanat-Alexander to get the lowdown on how the LinkedIn Developer Productivity and Happiness organization prioritizes and manages their DPE initiatives. Max leads the LinkedIn Knowledge Systems team, which is responsible for measuring the success of developer tools by performing quantitative and qualitative analysis. They establish and evaluate engineering metrics to generate insights that engineering leaders use to proactively improve developer productivity, efficiency, and the developer experience.


Max Kanat-Alexander
Principal Staff Software Engineer



  • Defining developer productivity metrics
  • Quantitative and qualitative metrics to measure developer tool success
  • DPE pain points by developer persona
  • Establishing an initiative prioritization process and actionable evaluation metrics
  • DPE Working Groups
  • Success stories: migration to Github, remote development, SRE satisfaction improvement, crash reporting