What on earth do I know about delivering groceries?

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It was Monday, 1st of July, 2019. I’d recently traveled from the Portuguese island of Madeira to the sweltering inland heat of Verona in the north of Italy.

The objective of my trip was to join Supermercato24: a relatively new, small startup with big ambitions.

I was feeling conflicted.

On the one hand, the interview process had been extensive, and I could feel the startup, go-getter, “move fast” energy I so desperately needed at the time. There were no red flags during the initial approach, and I felt like I had struck gold.

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Firebreaks – the spark 🔥

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Firebreaks

Recently, the R&D Team at Everli embraced a super challenging initiative that we call Firebreaks! 🔥🔥🔥🚒

This served as a natural breakpoint as teams wind down their old missions and prepare to start their new ones. It’s an excellent opportunity to pursue other work that’s of interest to them and of value to the organization.

Our colleagues ventured into several workshops and tested themselves in a five days sprint!

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Accelerate, the science of DevOps

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DISCLAIMER: this article is the transcription of an internal talk.
You can find the presentation here.
In Everli we have recurring internal moments that we use for sharing knowledge.
We are going to integrate the key points of the book we’re reviewing as we move forward and then we’ll share our learnings and outcomes.

Today I’d like to talk about one of the most interesting and educational books that I’ve recently read.

This book is Accelerate, the Science of Dev Ops and I liked it a lot for mainly three reasons:

  • it investigates the connection between software performance and business performance, a topic I always found very interesting and I consider crucial
  • it is highly practical and not too much philosophical: there’s a bunch of concrete actions and suggestions to implement
  • there’s a lot of science behind it: the rigorous mathematical approach has been one of the most appreciated aspects by the community

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