James Smith is CEO and co-founder of Bugsnag, a software stability management company. As the former CTO of Heyzap, he was instrumental in scaling the three person company to the world’s largest mobile gaming community and mobile ads platform with over 10 million users. He has created a number of popular open source projects used by companies including Twitter, Pinterest and Trello. James has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Math from the University of Bath in the UK.
May 15th, 2020 | 30 mins 2 secs
Technical debt has to be dealt with on a regular basis to have a healthy product and development team. The impacts include emotional drain on engineers and slowing down development and can adversely affect your hiring ability and retention. But really, what is technical debt? Can we measure it? How do we reduce it, and when?