DDD Europe 2023 - Program

The scale-up, the autonomy and the nuclear submarine

Main Conference - Talk


Pauline Jamin and Thomas Pierrain

Pauline JaminThomas Pierrain
Friday 9 from 09:30 until 10:30 in Blue Room

Most efficient organizations have autonomous staff as a common ground. Autonomy is a powerful individual driver : who doesn’t love to feel free to define their life, their time and their way of working? When working in a booming and thriving scale-up, autonomy is no longer an option. It is an essential fuel. But is it easy to put in motion?

Through our stories, successes and mistakes, we would like to share with you about this quest for autonomy. We will mainly talk about full-remote, release management, SRE approach, team conflicts and Domain Driven Design. We will also address self-organization, monolith splitting APIS, contracts tests and nuclear submarines.

In the end, lots of tips and tricks to manage to set up a Culture of autonomy that holds up over the long term. In a nutshell: how to prevent your quest for teams’ autonomy from turning into chaos…



About Pauline Jamin

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Software engineer. I love DDD, developing back-ends and the SRE vision. Passionate about outdoor activities. Will grudgingly write Javascript upon request.

About Thomas Pierrain

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VP of Engineering in a booming European scale-up (Agicap), Thomas is a former entrepreneur, consultant, architect and eXtreme Programmer obsessed with use cases (as opposed to the solution-oriented approach that we tend to choose in our job a little too much) during more than 25 years.

Also co-organizer of the DDD France (and former BDD Paris) meetups, Thomas likes to use autonomy, DDD and TDD to boost his efficiency and that of others at work.