Speaker: Dylan Lacey
He / him / his
Manager of Developer Relations @Sauce Labs
G'day! I'm Dylan, and I love to solve problems, help people, hold opinions, make things, and the oxford comma. Usually, I do this with computers, although sometimes a kitchen and, on one memorable occasion, 120'000 bees. I've been Engineering the Softwares for over 13 years; My very first job as a baby engineer had me setting up a Selenium grid and bullying browsers into submission. I've built an Uber competitor (it failed), multiple teams (they didn't), and a dozen or so Open Source projects (they're... mixed.). Oh, and did I mention the bees? For the past 10 years, I've been fixing Appium problems, dispensing Selenium advice, and resetting passwords at Sauce Labs. As the Manager of Developer Relations, I love working to help developers provide digital confidence to their companies and customers.
Are Programming languages... *Actually* Languages?
Spoiler: proooooooobably not… But Second Language Acquisition and Tech Skill Building share a *lot* of similarities. Despite their best efforts, people regularly stumble in their language-learning AND Dev/DevOps journeys. Why is this, and what can we do better?