Hear learnings and advice from technical leaders driving productivity at some of the world’s most innovative organizations.
Stack Overflow helps optimize workflows, scale experience, enhance cross-functional collaboration, and even connect with the world’s largest community of developers.
Flow State gathered together technology leaders to discuss some of today’s biggest challenges and the tools leaders can use to help their organizations solve them.
From onboarding and retention, to scaling expertise across your team, to igniting collaboration and innovation, learn how your peers are driving faster, longer lasting results.
Alex Bulat-van den Wildenberg
Opening Keynote & AMA
Empowering the Flow State
Nearly 70% of developers say they encounter a knowledge silo at least once a week, and 62% spend more than 30 minutes a day searching for answers or solutions to problems. For a team of 50 developers, the amount of time spent searching for answers/solutions adds up to between 333-651 hours of time lost per week across the entire team. How do you empower a flow state over a state of disruption? In this fireside chat, Salesforce Vice President of Engineering Chris Kohr and Stack Overflow Chief Technology Officer Jody Bailey will discuss why redefining productivity means defining the developer experience.
Fireside Chat with Clive Thompson
Reskilling: The Daily Approach
It’s no secret that the demands of the workplace are changing. Organizations are undergoing a massive shift as they look to keep pace with innovation while navigating vast time zone differences, increasingly asynchronous work and an ongoing battle for relevance which requires constant reskilling. In fact, 87% of leaders say they expect to face major skills gaps over the next five years with a heavy reliance on the developer community. During this session, Udemy’s VP of Engineering, Seth Hodgson, will discuss how developers can increase their operational effectiveness to drive better business outcomes by regularly addressing skills gaps in the flow of work. This approach, which enables real-time, hands-on practice and peer-driven knowledge sharing, has enabled Udemy’s 54M learners and 12.5K enterprise partners to always be at their best. Join this session to learn how your team can be next.
Stacking Up: Driving Productivity & Innovation
Over 45% of developers spend more than 30 minutes a day answering questions, and 32% of people managers spend over an hour each day just answering questions. For a team of 50 developers, the amount of time spent answering questions adds up to between 278-568 hours of time lost per week across the entire team. For most teams, scaling subject matter experts is the primary blocker to accelerating innovation. In this fireside chat, Stack Overflow CTO Jody Bailey and Capgemini Group Technology Director & CIO Alex Bulat-van den Wildenberg will discuss how scaling subject matter experts and uncovering domain expertise can ultimately drive team and product growth.
Building the Developer Experience
In this session, Stack Overflow Chief Product Officer Teresa Dietrich will share how Stack Overflow is building for the technologist’s holistic learning journey and what updates to expect across Stack Overflow for Teams, Collectives™, Employer Branding, and Advertising.
Tackling the War for Technical Talent
The market for tech talent has never been more competitive. Meanwhile, a record number of U.S. workers are quitting their jobs. How do you attract talent, retain team members, and scale your experts across your growing team? In this fireside chat, senior leaders from Indeed and Etsy will cover why the war for talent market stands independent from economic trends, the importance of understanding developer workflows in today’s talent climate and how tools, onboarding, learning, and collaboration will all impact the talent market indefinitely.