This talk was held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 5:30pm
We featured three talks that explored how Indeed fosters a culture of innovation. Focused on cultivating creativity, Indeed employees and leadership practice and encourage innovation in every aspect of our work. Attendees learned about the benefits of these values from people who live them every day.
30 Startups in 2 Years
If you want to build a team of innovators within a company, you need to become an expert at building quickly — and shuttering just as fast. Indeed Incubator’s director of engineering walks you through the process of creating a subculture of innovation in a multi-billion dollar company. Fostering innovation involves being open to learning from mistakes as well as successes, and this talk covers both. We learned how to build an innovation team that can more than pay for itself and dramatically change the direction of your company.
Break Things Faster! (But Not in Prod)
The Indeed Money teams work diligently to ensure that no major bugs escape to production, so rigorous QA practices are essential. If a team lacks a dedicated QA automation engineer, or new feature work outpaces automation coverage, then more work shifts to manual QA. This can slow a team down. We learned how automated regression testing helps our Money teams move faster, without breaking our financial systems.
Stretching Yourself with Hackathon Projects
What can you do if you stretch beyond what you think your capabilities are? What does stretching do for your goals, your career and your team? Micah shared how he and his team stretched beyond what they thought they were capable of to innovate and reach a common goal at a recent Hackathon.