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Optimizing for developer happiness

Optimizing for developer happiness


A few weeks ago, I gave a talk at Railsconf in Baltimore about how we optimize for developer happiness at Etsy. In the talk, I go into the philosophical reasons why continuous deployment makes engineers happy, how radically decentralizing authority and thinking of your team as a community optimize for happiness, and the how our approach to tooling makes everything work.

Here's the video and here are the slides.
A big thanks to Ben Scofield and Chad Fowler for inviting me! It was loads of fun putting the talk together and chatting with folks at the conference afterwards.
A big tip of the hat to Charlie Chaplin, Peter Drucker, and Jane Jacobs for the inspiration of their work.