Position: Chief Technology Officer
Kevin Goldsmith has been a developer, software architect, technology manager, and senior technology executive for over 28 years. He is the Chief Technology Officer at Anaconda, overseeing innovation for Anaconda’s current open-source and commercial offerings and developing new solutions to bring data science practitioners together with innovators, vendors, and thought leaders in the industry. Formerly, Kevin was the Chief Technology Officer at Onfido; Chief Technology Officer at Avvo; the Vice President of Engineering, Consumer at Spotify; a Director of Engineering at Adobe Systems; and development lead at Microsoft.
Fail Fast, Fail Smart… Succeed!
Over 50 years ago, Melvin Conway wrote an article identifying a correspondence between the structure of our organizations and the structure of the software we produce. We still talk about Conway’s Law today because of the fundamental truth of that observation. This talk goes beyond that article to examine why this happens, and how you can take advantage of it to make better software and better teams.