For those just tuning in, over the past few weeks, I have been covering strategies for dealing with your team’s low Bus Factor – the number of developers who must be taken off a project in order for all forward progress to cease indefinitely. Startups and other lean development teams are especially vulnerable to a low Bus Factor. My team – MediaMath’s Apps Team – tends to work more or less independently building lean, single-purpose web apps and partner integrations, and we frequently find ourselves with a Bus Factor of less than two developers. As a result, we have focused […]
Michael Porter is a developer on the Apps team at MediaMath. He has a keen interest in the wetware side of software development, and believes a developer’s greatest strength should be their team. Before joining MediaMath, he worked in theatrical lighting design (of all things), followed by a handful of engineering roles at early-stage startups in NYC. Michael has a BA in Literature from Bard College.