Applying Agile Methodologies to Learning + Development at Slack

In five years as the only engineering learning specialist at Slack, through over 100 cohorts on onboarding engineers with a dozen sessions per cohort, Benji has applied agile methodologies to develop well-loved onboarding and learning programs at Slack. In this talk, he’ll describe how he uses these concepts from agile programming:

  • Minimum viable product
  • User studies
  • Prototyping
  • Engagement metrics
  • Rapid iteration

He will describe how that toolkit built an incident troubleshooting series that engineers can’t get enough of.

June 15, 2023, 11:00 am PST Enroll

Benji Shine

Benji leads Engineering Onboarding and Learning at Slack, through five years and hundreds new hires. His twenty years of experience as a software developer enable him to design programs that engineers are excited to participate in, both as learners and as leaders. He also worked full time as a research programmer at Brown University Department of Computer Science, developing novel educational technologies with a founder of the field, Andries van Dam.