There are many Kevin Goldsmiths in the world. I'm the one in the software industry. Or, at least, the oldest one in the software industry. Or, at the very least, the one to think of registering the domain name first.
Currently, I am a Vice President of Engineering at Spotify in Stockholm, Sweden. I have also run the various elements of Unit Circle Media for over 20 years. Nothing on these pages represents the views of either of those companies, unless I explicitly state otherwise. I also record and perform as Intonarumori and Answers to April.
I blog mainly at Puppies, Flowers, Rainbows and Kittens.
Thanks for eye and ear-balling my stuff.
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@j_armstrng @AvivaMarch In Sweden, we have 480 days combined paid parental leave. Number of new moms leaving @spotify is effectively 0.
This was my talk at the Daho.am conference. Listening back to it now, I am struck by how often I said “many, many.” And I cursed! I usually try not to do that. So, it’s a bit of a looser … Continue reading →posted on July 8 2015
The Spotify Tribe from Kevin Goldsmith The organizers of Spark the Change in London asked me to speak about the Spotify matrix model. I was only too happy to comply. It was a great conference, and I met a ton … Continue reading →posted on July 7 2015
tip o’ the hat to popforms.posted on May 23 2015
Here are the slides from my Minsk talk about breaking up monoliths in your schedule, your team and in your software architectures can increase velocity and innovation.posted on April 11 2015
One of the most challenging parts of managing a traditional, hierarchical, organization is being responsive to new opportunities; especially those that require leveraging skillsets outside your own team. At Spotify, our organizational model allows us to create, dissolve, and remix teams with a minimal disruption to individuals or managers. This gives us tremendous abilities to address both temporary and long term opportunities. Continue reading →posted on March 23 2015
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