Building and maintaining complex distributed systems
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Removing engineering friction: Creating an evolutionary culture (sponsored by SignalFx)

Phillip Liu (SignalFx)
9:25am–9:30am Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sponsored Keynote
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Level: Non-technical
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From Marimba to LoudCloud to Opsware to HP to Facebook and now SignalFx, Phillip Liu has had a front row seat for the changes that engineering organizations have undergone and the changes in how products are built. Phil explores the one thing that has become a driver of ever better engineering: constant removal of friction for engineers to not only build and ship code but also understand how code is used and how it works and operates. The end result is a culture that promotes many possible ways to address given challenges and surfaces novel approaches, which may have never arisen otherwise. Along the way, Phil shares concrete lessons learned about enabling your team to build the best possible product they can, given the resources and constraints at play for different organizations.

This keynote is sponsored by SignalFx.

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Phillip Liu


Phillip Liu is the CTO and a founder of SignalFx. Phil has more than 20 years of experience in distributed systems. Previously, he was a software architect at Facebook, where he led development of Facebook’s infrastructure-as-a-service platform and several key, web-scale application management solutions and played a pioneering role in the development of the data center automation category as a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard and chief architect at Opsware.