Behind the scenes with Extend’s developer experience team | Matthew Schrepel and Luke Patterson (Extend)
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Matthew and Luke lead Extend’s Developer Experience team, a team that has approached their work in a way that is more forward-thinking than most. In this episode, they cover how they deliver impact at multiple levels of the organization, their journey with productivity metrics, and how they’ve made DevEx a C-level concern. 

Discussion points:

  • (1:40) How the DevEx team started and where it fits at Extend
  • (5:08) Tradeoffs of DevEx reporting into Platform 
  • (6:40) The mandate and tasks they focus on
  • (12:07) The impact of learning and development efforts
  • (16:33) How to drive team-level improvements 
  • (18:44) Why developer experience is becoming more prevalent
  • (26:17) How they made DevEx a C-level concern
  • (30:27) Their journey with productivity metrics 
  • (33:10) Advice for presenting DevEx data to executives 
  • (34:52) The team’s experience using git metrics tools
  • (48:30) Being rigorous in leveraging metrics 

Mentions and links:
Connect with Matthew and Luke on LinkedIn
Other podcasts mentioned: Manuel Pais; Peloton’s DevEx survey

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