Jason Lengstorf is a principal developer experience engineer at Netlify and the host of Learn With Jason, a live-streamed video show where he pairs with people in the community to learn something new in 90 minutes.
He’s passionate about building healthy, efficient teams and systems, and he’s done his best to positively influence the community, leadership, and technical health of open source and companies including Gatsby and IBM. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Lunch session by our friends from Netlify.
Every so often the 10× developer trope makes the rounds. The debates get heated: what is a 10× developer? Are these traits we should treasure or avoid? do 10× developers even exist?
In this talk, we’ll break down the very real risks of idolizing individual contributors, dig into the nugget of truth that keeps this stereotype alive, and dive into what a real “10× developer” might look like. (Hint: it’s not about code; it’s about people.)
You’ll walk away with a better understanding of individual and team psychology, efficiency and productivity at scale, creating safety and trust for teams, and elevating the entire organization rather than burning out top performers.