July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Caskey Dickson

Caskey Dickson
Site Reliability Engineer, Microsoft


Caskey Dickson is a site reliability engineer/software engineer at Google, where he works on infrastructure systems writing and maintaining services that operate at Google scale. Caskey has worked in online service development and system administration since 1995. Before he arrived at Google in 2010, he was a senior developer at Symantec, wrote software for various internet startups such as CitySearch, Cars Direct, and WeddingChannel, ran a consulting company for several years, and even spent a half decade teaching undergraduate and graduate computer science at Loyola Marymount University. He has an undergraduate degree in computer science, a master’s degree in systems engineering, and an MBA from Loyola Marymount.


4:10pm–4:50pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Craft D135/136
Caskey Dickson (Microsoft)
Did you know that some development practices actively encourage flow while others prevent you from ever getting there in the first place? This talk will lay out the conditions of flow, what established programming techniques encourage it, and strategies for finding ways to create flow sessions in your daily development life, regardless of what your established software-development lifecycle is. Read more.