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Adam McCormick

Software Engineer

Meta

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Adam at Meta diverges from the technical aspects of DPE, delving into the role of psychology in decision-making. He analyzes developer and manager characteristics and emphasizes the value of laziness by avoiding unnecessary work (a key DPE principle). Sharing anecdotes, he emphasizes the value of saying “no”, showcases different manager archetypes, and explains how to enhance personal productivity for organizational recognition.

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Adam at Meta diverges from the technical aspects of DPE, delving into the role of psychology in decision-making. He analyzes developer and manager characteristics and emphasizes the value of laziness by avoiding unnecessary work (a key DPE principle). Sharing anecdotes, he emphasizes the value of saying “no”, showcases different manager archetypes, and explains how to enhance personal productivity for organizational recognition.

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Laziness at Scale

The most critical skill for any engineer is to be just lazy enough not to do a lot of wasted work while doing the right work with the productivity we have. In this talk, we will dive into some practical hacks drawn from lessons learned at Meta that can maximize your professional impact at work and in the broader engineering community without putting in a lot of extra time. Targeted to senior engineers looking to level up and journeymen looking for an edge.

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Who is Adam McCormick?

Adam is a software polyglot and industry veteran working in mobile reliability for Meta. He brings a bit of levity and a classical engineering mindset to the art that is building modern software systems and to surviving in the ever-changing world of technology.