18:30 Registration, food, networking
19:00 Moneysupermarket: Transforming to a product engineering culture - our journey so far
19:45 Lightning Talks
20:30 Tear down - please help us to clear up at the end
Moneysupermarket: Transforming to a product engineering culture: our journey so far
Headline talk from David Halsey & Sulaiman Rafiq
Moneysupermarket has been going through an exciting transformation. Following the completion of our new platform, we started to reinvent the way we work. In this case study, we will talk about the journey we are on to transform Moneysupermarket to a product engineering culture. We will identify what worked well and what we achieved with our previous culture and ways of working, but also what we strive to improve and achieve by evolving our product engineering capability. We have experimented with different team compositions, leadership styles and coaching approaches. We have iterated on our technology stack, tooling and ways of working to make sure we provide a product engineering culture that retains and attracts talented individuals, and engages them in building great products for our customers.
- About the speakers
Dave Halsey is CTO at MoneySuperMarket, where he applies his passion for leveraging technology and agile thought leadership to build great teams and great products. He started his career as a developer, working predominantly for telecoms companies, before moving into technology management and leadership. Dave has played key roles in transforming how engineering teams work by adopting agile and lean practices at a number of companies, including Autotrader, eBay and MoneySuperMarket.
Sulaiman Rafiq is Head Architect for Insurance and Home Services at MoneySuperMarket, with previous experience of leading development teams. He is a passionate, highly motivated software developer with experience in designing and writing software for mission critical, high performance applications. He enjoys working with lean, agile thinking teams. He's also an avid reader and proponent of software design patterns, clean code and TDD/BDD practices.
- Registration, food & networking
Doors open at 6.30pm with the talk starting promptly at 7pm.
Pizza and refreshments are served at 6.30pm, once they're gone, they're gone!
- Lightning Talks
We have slots for two to three lightning talks of 5 - 10 minutes each. Please bring your talk with you if you would like to talk at this meetup.
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