Phil Haack discusses the secret ingredient to great teams and products, usually misnamed "soft" skills, and how they help teams be more effective, backing all of it with hard data.
Nikhil Garg talks about the various Machine Learning problems that are important for Quora to solve in order to keep the quality high at such a massive scale.
David Xia explains how Helios testing framework drives integration tests and spins up self-contained environments during test runs, increasing Spotify’s code quality and successful deployments.
Joe Duffy shares some of his key experiences from building an entire operating system in a C# dialect and dealing with errors and concurrency robustly, focusing on open source C# and .NET.
Theo Schlossnagle talks about lessons learned in building an always-on distributed time-series database with aggressive quality of service guarantees, and techniques for dealing with bad machines.
Bryan Helmkamp discusses insights from analyzing over 1T LoC daily, what makes a code metric valuable, when unmaintainable code may be preferable, and what prevents maintaining quality code over time.
Aaron Bedra focuses on describing a system as a series of models that can be used to systematically and automatically generate input data and ensure that a code is behaving as expected.
Aaratee Rao discusses some practical and real world examples of how some well-known hyper growth companies accumulated and managed technical debt.
Jonathan Graham takes a look at the Reactive Manifesto and Functional Programming from the perspective of the pharmaceutical industry and the quality of the processes used to produce drugs.
Owais Zahid talks about establishing quality requirements for products, including quality aspects in the definition of Done, and communicating goals with the development team.
Liz Keogh takes a look at why experimentation underpins everything done in technology, and why it is necessary to be able to move and change the right thing.
Margaret Morgan discusses adopting an Agile mindset which is not only about IT delivery but also to maximize productivity, quality and responsiveness to changing markets and priorities.