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What makes a strong Engineering Culture?

10 AM - 11 AM PST

What makes a strong Engineering Culture?

Ever asked why great engineers prefer working for certain companies? Or why certain companies are more admired than others?
In this lecture Michael Kalika will share few ingredients of the strong engineering culture and why technologists prefer working for one company than for another. He will start with definition of what good engineering culture is and then deep dive into 4 key pillars: Customer Obsession and Design Thinking – what it is; why does it matter; problem definition; ideal state definition; customer empathy; go broad to go narrow technique; rapid prototyping Learning from Failure – Root Cause Analysis (RCA) philosophy; 5 WHYs technique; what to measure and the process Open Source and Inner Source – what is it; why does it matter; difference between open source and inner source; how to measure success and implement both in organization Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose – What is it and why is it important; Unstructured time; Engineering Days and more

 Michael Kalika is a software professional with 20 years of experience in the industry. Throughout his career he held various positions such as software engineer, architect and management roles. His current role is Chief Architect of Intuit Israel office in which he helps technologists   and his R&D site grow and be successful. One of the areas he specializes in is highly available, secure and resilient distributed systems. He loves working with people, writing code and solving complex problems. He lives in Israel and in his spare time he's an Astro photographer   and traveler.