Posts by Ben Darfler

Ben Darfler

Director of Ecosystem Engineering

Ben is an engineering leader with 15+ years of experience building systems and teams in companies from the Fortune 100 to seed funded startups. He is passionate about distributed systems research, the future of distributed teams, and meditation.


Engineering Levels at Honeycomb: Avoiding the Scope Trap

It has been seven years since Rent the Runway posted their engineering ladder, kicking off a veritable trend of engineering teams open sourcing their ladders....

Teams & Collaboration   Culture  

Stand-Up Meetings Are Dead (and What to Do Instead)

Stand-up meetings. Is anyone happy with them at this point? They were supposed to help teams work in a more agile manner but they were...