May 4: DevProdEng Lowdown - How LinkedIn Prioritizes DPE Initiatives

In our upcoming Developer Productivity Engineering Lowdown on May 4, 2023 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST, Max Kanat-Alexander from the LinkedIn Knowledge Systems team describes how they prioritize and manage their developer productivity and experience initiatives.


Topics include defining developer productivity metrics, identifying quantitative and qualitative data to measure the success of developer tools, setting up DPE working groups, and success stories like migrating to GitHub and remote development.


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InfoWorld: From the 10x developer to the 10x team

What do Bigfoot and a 10x developer have in common? Sightings of either are very rare and not definitive. In this article, Gradle Inc. founder and CEO Hans Dockter, contrasts the traditional and modern approach to scaling developer productivity. Instead of a focus on increasing individual output by growing 10x developer talent, teams should embrace DPE as the modern technology approach that leverages engineered solutions to improve team outcomes.


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CI quality of service at scale topics debated on the season premier of DevProdEng Showdown

In the latest DPE Showdown, we discuss CI quality of service topics with centralized CI teams from Netflix, Slack, Uber, and Gradle. Get bite-sized answers from our expert panelists to interesting and practical questions such as "What are best practices application developers should leverage to triage their PR failures?" Here’s a sneak peak at the answers shared:

  1. Take a deep breath, read error messages patiently, check if there are outages or issues with other PRs.

  2. Retry the build on both CI and your local machine, search for known issues, articulate a detailed report.

  3. Shift left and run tests locally first, combine this with detailed telemetry and failure history to identify the root cause.

  4. Use structured logging, be very clear about dependencies, and use tools that are well supported.

The winning answer by vote of the audience was #3. Watch the on-demand recording to hear more provocative questions and interesting answers.

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DPE Summit 2023 announced, register for $99 Early Bird ticket

DPE Summit, the industry's premier event dedicated to DPE practices, tools, and thought leadership, is coming back to San Francisco, CA on September 20-21, 2023. 


$99 Early Bird tickets are now available for this two-day, two-track event that brings together developer productivity experts and influencers from some of the world’s most admired brands. Get tickets and secure your management approval early–while L&D budgets last! 


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Don't Miss These Opportunities to Learn More

Apr. 10, 9 am- 10 am PT: Online User Training - Managing Test Failures and Flakiness with Gradle Enterprise
Apr. 11, Community Event - Utrecht Java User Group 
Apr. 12, Community Event - Denver Java User Group 
Apr. 12, 9 am - 12:00 pm PT: Online Training - Gradle Build Cache Deep Dive
Apr. 12-14, Industry Conference - KotlinConf
Apr. 12-14, Industry Conference - Devoxx France
Apr. 13, Community Event - Amsterdam Java User Group
Apr. 13, 7 am - 10:00 am PT: Online Training - Gradle Build Cache Deep Dive - EMEA
Apr. 17,  9 am - 10 am PT: Online User Training - Gradle Enterprise for Developers 
Apr. 17-21, Industry Conference - KubeCon + CloudNativeCon
Apr. 18, 9 am - 1 pm PT: Online Training -  Introduction to Gradle Build Tool
Apr. 18, Community Event - Chicago Java User Group: GrubHub Presentation
Apr. 19, 7am - 11 am  PT: Online Training - Introduction to Gradle Build Tool - EMEA
Apr. 20, 9 am - 11:30 am PT: Online User Training - Intro to DPE Workshop 
Apr. 20, Community Event - DevOps Days: Birmingham 
Apr. 25, 9 am - 1 pm PT: Online Training -  JVM Builds with Gradle Build Tool
Apr. 26, 7 am - 11 am PT: Online Training - JVM Builds with Gradle Build Tool - EMEA
Apr. 27, 9 am - 10 am PT: Online Training - Gradle Enterprise for Productivity Engineers
May 2, 9 am- 1 pm PT: Online Training - Advanced Dependency Management
May 3, 9 am - 10:30am PT: Online Training - Configuring Gradle Build Tool with Kotlin
May 3, Community Event - DevOps Days - Zurich
May 4, 10 am - 11 am PT: Virtual Workshop - DPE Lowdown S3 E2: How LinkedIn Prioritizes DPE Initiatives
May 6, 7 am - 11 am PT: Online Training - Advanced Dependency Management - EMEA

Visit our website for the complete schedule of upcoming training and industry events.