Speaker: Bruce Johnson

Founder and COO @FullStory

Bruce is a founder and COO of FullStory, where he's accelerating his professional mission to make life online suck less by arming well-intentioned teams with impossibly powerful tools. Before FullStory, Bruce founded Google's Atlanta Engineering office, which created Google Web Toolkit, Speed Tracer, the Java runtime for App Engine, and other "so crazy it just might work" sorts of technologies.

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Talk: Engineering Engineering Culture With Memes

Talk: Engineering Culture AMA w/ Bruce Johnson & Shane Hastie

Other talks from track Building Great Engineering Cultures

Leader Silicon Valley Innovation Center
Advocate for Women in Tech, Former VP OF Eng, Adobe
Engineering Leader @Netflix, previously @EBay & @Sun
VP Engineering at StitchFix, Previously @Google & @Ebay
Head of Business Development @ Make School
Vice President of Product Design & Creative @Netflix
Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP @Google
Software Engineer & Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
CTO @Reddit, formerly 2nd engineer @Pinterest

Other talks from track Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Chief Knowledge Engineer @SoftEd & Agile Alliance Board Member
VP Engineering @Reddit, Inc.



  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Architectural practices from the world's most well-known properties, featuring startups, massive scale, evolving architectures, and software tools used by nearly all of us.

  • Going Serverless

    Learn about the state of Serverless & how to successfully leverage it! Lessons learned in the track hit on security, scalability, IoT, and offer warnings to watch out for.

  • Microservices: Patterns and Practices

    Stories of success and failure building modern Microservices, including event sourcing, reactive, decomposition, & more.

  • DevOps: You Build It, You Run It

    Pushing DevOps beyond adoption into cultural change. Hear about designing resilience, managing alerting, CI/CD lessons, & security. Features lessons from open source, Linkedin, Netflix, Financial Times, & more. 

  • The Art of Chaos Engineering

    Failure is going to happen - Are you ready? Chaos engineering is an emerging discipline - What is the state of the art?

  • The Whole Engineer

    Success as an engineer is more than writing code. Hear inward looking thoughts on inclusion, attitude, leadership, remote working, and not becoming the brilliant jerk.

  • Evolving Java

    Java continues to evolve & change. Track covers Spring 5, async, Kotlin, serverless, the 6-month cadence plans, & AI/ML use cases.

  • Security: Attacking and Defending

    Offense and defensive security evolution that application developers should know about including SGX Enclaves, effects of AI, software exploitation techniques, & crowd defense

  • The Practice & Frontiers of AI

    Learn about machine learning in practice and on the horizon. Learn about ML at Quora, Uber's Michelangelo, ML workflow with Netflix Meson and topics on Bots, Conversational interfaces, automation, and deployment practices in the space.

  • 21st Century Languages

    Compile to Native, Microservices, Machine learning... tailor-made languages solving modern challenges, featuring use cases around Go, Rust, C#, and Elm.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Applied trends in Computer Science that are likely to affect Software Engineers today. Topics include category theory, crypto, CRDT's, logic-based automated reasoning, and more.

  • Stream Processing In The Modern Age

    Compelling applications of stream processing using Flink, Beam, Spark, Strymon & recent advances in the field, including Custom Windowing, Stateful Streaming, SQL over Streams.