Beyond the culture deck: What you don’t already know about Netflix

“Netflix gives software engineers a lot of freedom”| JAX DevOps

Mike McGarr

A significant chunk of DevOps rhetoric centers around “unicorn” companies like Netflix, Etsy, Facebook and many more. They are held up as the models enterprises should emulate. But what makes a place like Netflix so special? What does life inside a unicorn company look like? Is the famous Netflix culture deck true to life or just hype? Most importantly, what lessons can I take back to my employer?

In this talk Mike McGarr, manager of Netflix Developer Productivity, will share with you the reality of working at Netflix. He will share details about how people work at Netflix, how they communicate, how they are organized, how work is prioritized, how they manage risk, how they build teams and how their culture plays a central role in everything they do. Lastly, Mike will share the important lessons that every manager and executive should learn about Netflix’s culture.

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Mike McGarr is the Engineering Manager for the Netflix Developer Productivity team. He is also a co-host of the Ship Show Podcast. He has been developing Java/JVM-based applications for most of his career and been known to dabble in other languages as well. He is passionate about building quality software through automation. Mike can frequently be found talking about Agile, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, or build and test automation. Prior to joining Netflix, Mike was the Director of DevOps at Blackboard and the founder of the DC Continuous Delivery meetup.

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