LaunchDarkly 2021: Galaxy Conference, 20 Trillion Feature Flags, & We’re Hiring!

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By Edith Harbaugh   •   January 5, 2021
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LaunchDarkly, the leading feature management platform, now serves peak days of 20 trillion (with a “t”) features. When John Kodumal (CTO) and I started LaunchDarkly in 2014, we had a goal to help software teams move faster with less risk. As our mission says – “Software powers the world, LaunchDarkly helps all customers deliver and control their software.” It’s amazingly gratifying to see how our customers are using feature management to improve the lives of their customers.

I want to share some of the things LaunchDarkly has planned for 2021, including our new user conference and opportunities to join our growing organization. But first, I’d like to highlight some of our current customer use cases that make up those 20 trillion features:

Recreation.gov

As the gateway to exploring America’s outdoor and cultural offerings, Recreation.gov handles 3.9M camping reservations and 32M users managing 100K+ reservable destinations across the US. Recreation.gov recently underwent a major overhaul to reinvent its experience with the help of consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, and LaunchDarkly continues to play a big role in that process. “Feature flags enable us to silently validate releases in production before public sales and rapidly configure features in real time when needed,” said Martin Folkoff, Chief Technologist, Strategic Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Read the full case study.

Seesaw

This student-driven digital portfolio and online learning platform is used by one out of two US schools and by millions of students in 150 countries. Seesaw relies on LaunchDarkly for controlled rollouts to make releases less stressful. “With LaunchDarkly, we ship weekly and turn features on for all of our customers when we’re confident the feature is ready,” said Emily Voigtlander, Product Manager at Seesaw. “Higher quality and less stress—it’s amazing.”
Read the full case study.

Intuit

As a technology company that develops financial management solutions for approximately 50 million customers, Intuit uses LaunchDarkly to move faster, with less risk. “Making a new feature available quickly for a handful of people across disparate touch points within the product overall, and coming from different code bases and different release schedules, really wouldn’t be possible for us without something like feature flags,” said Daniel Huntley, Staff Developer at Intuit.
Read the full case study.

Call for papers for Galaxy: LaunchDarkly’s first user conference

Our customers have been asking about an event dedicated to all things LaunchDarkly. This year, we’re delivering with LaunchDarkly Galaxy—our conference—happening (remotely) April 6th-7th, 2021!

If you’re able to contribute, our call for papers is open now through January 22, and we’re looking for great stories about how feature management has enabled teams to run powerful use cases like:

  • Progressive Delivery
  • Test in Production
  • Safe infrastructure migrations & cloud transformations
  • Empowering product teams (feature targeting, progressive rollouts)
  • Enterprise change management/mitigating risk/compliance (feature workflows, audit logs, custom roles, security)
  • Managing technical debt (code references, flag archive, compare & copy, debugger, flag dashboard)
  • Targeted rollouts & canary launches
  • Dynamic configuration
  • Beta groups
  • Experimentation
  • Feature entitlements

If you’re interested in submitting your LaunchDarkly story, check out the full details and fill out the submission form here.

I’m personally looking forward to meeting with as many of our customers (virtually) at Galaxy as I can. I love hearing how we’re helping both up-and-coming startup customers like StashTroops, and Coder succeed, as well as more established customers like BMWSaxo Bank, and IBM continue to innovate.

Join LaunchDarkly!

LaunchDarkly is continuing to grow and we’re hiring in our Oakland, Atlanta, and UK hubs (as well as fully remote) for positions within sales, marketing, product delivery, support, and multiple other areas to continue to deliver the best feature management platform.

You can find our current open roles on our Careers page, and don’t forget some of our benefits include:

  • $2,500/year education credit
  • $150/month remote work stipend
  • Paid health care, including for dependents
  • 12-week family care leave
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