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Friday, September 20 • 9:00am - 9:40am
Room 2 - Evolutionary Means for Revolutionary Ends: The Art of Transforming Software Systems and Ecosystems - Nick Schrock , Elementl

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Infiltrating and transforming existing software systems and ecosystems is a subtle, difficult art form. Nearly all open source projects and company must grapple with this problem, and there is little public art about how to do this effectively.

Drawing upon his experiences at Facebook and in the OSS ecosystem, Nick explains his theory and approach to this process, which involves providing transformational change but delivered with incremental process. This requires a combination of technical and organizational strategy, along with a full understanding of the incentives of every stakeholder working within a technical system. Nick will detail this approach with case studies from within Facebook, and from open source successes such as React and GraphQL.


Nick Schrock

Founder, Elementl
Nick is the founder of Elementl. Prior to Elementl he was a Principal Engineer and Director at Facebook between 2009-17, where he founded the Product Infrastructure team and co-created GraphQL.

Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
Breakout Room 2