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Last month at Office Hours, we had an engaging and compelling talk from our Engineering Manager, Travis Vachon, titled ‘Exploring The DNA Of Successful Developer Teams’. If you couldn’t make the event in person, or just want to revisit the insightful presentation, you’ll find a video of the talk in its entirety below.

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About the talk

CircleCI works with 20k+ organizations and 80k+ developers. They work daily with developer teams (and they are one, to-boot) so they have seen first-hand what the best teams do to drive success at places like Kickstarter, Facebook and GoPro. This talk explores the DNA of what makes successful developer teams – from the basics of trust and control to the more abstract of team organization, tools and productivity.

You can watch the full video of Travis’ talk on building successful developer teams here.

What’s Next

November Office hours


Join us for CircleCI’s November Office Hours. We want to meet the developers and software teams who use CircleCI, and hear about all the great things you’re doing.

This month we welcome Joe Alfaro, VP of Engineering at Sauce Labs as he shares, “The Sauce Labs Journey to DevOps.”


  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Networking, food and drinks.
  • 6:30 – 7:00 pm: Joe Alfaro, VP of Engineering at Sauce Labs presents, “The Sauce Labs Journey to DevOps”
  • 7:00 – 7:10 pm: Q+A
  • 7:10 – 8:00 pm: Networking, sharing your success with CircleCI, hands-on support and troubleshooting available with CircleCI engineers.

Can’t make it but want to be notified of other upcoming Office Hours? Join the CircleCI Office Hours Meetup Group.

Have a topic you’d like to see covered by one of our staff, or if you are interested in being a featured speaker for our upcoming Office Hours please reach out to us at