Nikki McDonald

Nikki McDonald

Nikki McDonald is a content director at O'Reilly Media, where she works with the industry's leading practitioners to develop books, online courses, and training videos to help engineers and developers create and deploy complex, cloud native systems. She also co-chairs O'Reilly's Velocity Conference, held around the world in cities like San Jose, London, and Berlin. Nikki started out as a features editor at MacUser magazine back when people were still dialing up to the internet with AOL. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI.



Management tips for a thriving team

August 23, 2017

Five questions for VM Brasseur and Deb Nicholson: How to overcome communication challenges and encourage collaborative work when managing globally distributed teams.

Creating better disaster recovery plans

Five questions for Tanya Reilly: How service interdependencies make recovery harder and why it’s a good idea to deliberately and preemptively manage dependencies.

The impact of design at Shopify

August 16, 2017

Five questions for Cynthia Savard Saucier on how design impacts Shopify’s business outcomes, and tips for improving designer-developer communication.