February 23–26, 2020
Phil Wells

Phil Wells
Senior Software Engineer, New York Times


Phil Wells is a senior software engineer for the games team at the New York Times, which maintains the most popular crossword product in the world. People have all sorts of funny ideas about what Phil does every day. Phil does not construct the puzzle content for the crosswords. Phil does not program an AI to solve crosswords, although that would be awesome. Phil does not know Will Shortz. Instead, he works to ensure his team builds quality into every new feature and game they deliver. He’s been a software quality practitioner for over a decade and likes to go beyond writing tests and building infrastructure for delivery. He also acts as a coach for his peers in web development, teaching and advocating for modern test practices and technologies. If you see him walking around the conference, feel free to say, “Hi, Phil!”


3:50pm4:40pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Sutton South
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Case Study
Phil Wells (New York Times)
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The engineers on the New York Times digital games team bake quality into every new product and feature they deliver. Join Phil Wells for an overview of how the team builds a culture of quality. You'll discover a few of the technical tools and tricks the team uses to ensure confidence and velocity in their software delivery process. Read more.
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