Hidup Tanpa Batas - Building products that are changing the economy

When I joined GoJek 2 years ago, I was given the title of Product Engineer. And my job description was one a one liner -- "Solve hard problems?"
Ambiguous? Yes.

What ensued was a hypergrowth story in Indonesia that is still interesting and growing.

We have had multiple tech issues and yet we have an uptime of 99.99% Even in cases of downtime, we hardly lose transactions. We handle more food orders in a day than all food companies in India put together. We are the largest food delivery service anywhere in the world outside of China. Our teams are lean, with sizes typically one tenth of what most Indian product companies have. As a company with dev centres in Singapore, Bangalore and Jakarta; there are bound to be confusions, and challenges with language. Yet we constantly manage to overcome it. It is here that I truly saw that titles mean nothing.

All this requires some constant work and re-evaluation. Some lean XP principles. In this talk, I want to share how we do what we do.

What we are building is basically "Hidup Tanpa Batas" - A Life without Limits

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Introduction to what Go-Jek is

What I deal with within GoJek

How is GoJek changing the economy

Engineering and Delivery practices

Team building ideas (what we have tried)

Importance of language (natural language)

This is something I hope to cover, in no particular order. The practices, ideas and importance of language will me the most meaty parts.

Learning Outcome

I hope people to walk out with options to solve some problems that they have around distributed teams and teams with language barriers.

In terms of tech, I hope people can identify some issues they are facing and take home some potential solutions for design.

I also hope to spark a discussion about various how-to, and myself learn from it.

Target Audience

Anyone who deals with delivery.

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  • Shijo Paul
    By Shijo Paul  ~  8 months ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • ...

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • This topic does not really fall into the 'emerging technologies' track; may be 'building agile teams'
  • Srinivas C
    By Srinivas C  ~  8 months ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • Important aspects of distributed teams, high growth, scalability etc...

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • being more focused. Doesn't seem to be able to cover everything.

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