Code Health @ Scale
Managing codebase health is often arduous and thankless. You can feel like you are pushing the same boulders up the same hill year after year. Code health at Google is no different, well, except we have over 3 billion lines of code to worry about, so the boulders we push are…large. Over the last 20 years, Google's code health culture has grown and matured and struggled to keep up with the size of the codebase and the company. Drawing on that experience, Adam will share the strategies that Googlers have used to affect cultural change at scale and put code health at the center of their engineering process. Adam will then discuss how his role as Google's Code Health Tech Lead has changed over time and how he sees ideas of code health evolving in an enormous, growing code base. After joining this session, attendees will understand how (and how not) to motivate their organizations to embrace healthy code for the long term, no matter what scale they operate at.