I’m @snamura, Mercari CTO. I’ve been asked to conclude the Mercari Advent Calendar, so I’m going to try my hand at writing a blog post even though it’s not something I’m exactly used to. I’ve spent the entire past year working on the engineering organization, so I’d like to talk about that here.
I spoke about this at Go Bold Challenge, one of Mercari’s recent conferences. You can find the details here.
I became CTO in April 2019 and began overseeing Mercari’s engineering organization in Japan. There were too many issues to count, so I spent the last year doing things that needed to be done, one task at a time. I thought about topics like what kind of engineering approach would be right for a service like Mercari. It’s still very much a work in progress, but I’ll take this opportunity to conclude the Advent Calendar by summing up what we’ve done up until now and what we’ll be doing next year.