July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
John Goulah

John Goulah
CTO, Primary


John Goulah works in New York City, and has over a decade of experience scaling infrastructure for media- and e-commerce-based platforms. He strives for non-mundane tasks and has automated himself out of his last few endeavors, which has landed him in his current role as a senior engineering manager at Etsy, the leading marketplace for handmade goods. He has been working there for almost five years on developer tools and deployment infrastructure.


4:10pm–4:50pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
Collaboration Portland 252
John Goulah (Primary)
The Etsy organization has grown by a significant amount over the last five years. As a company grows, more thought must be put into the techniques that it uses to communicate and deal with failures. This talk will cover several techniques that have helped foster a Just Culture, one in which an effort is made to balance both safety and accountability. Read more.