Workshop: Scaling Technology and Organizations Together

Level: 
Intermediate

When:

9:00am - 4:00pm

Prerequisites

  • None

Successful Internet companies are built on a foundation of excellent culture, efficient organization, and solid technology. As a company needs to scale, all of these parts of the foundation need to grow and scale with it. This tutorial will provide a deep dive into modern best practices at innovative companies in Silicon Valley for scaling culture, organization, and technology. Driven primarily by the presenter's experience ranging from small Valley startups to Google and eBay, we will learn about:

  • Organizing engineering teams for innovation and velocity Maintaining a culture of learning and risk-taking
  • Attracting and retaining excellent engineering talent
  • Developing and sustaining effective engineering processes and methodologies
  • Architecting scalable, high-quality, resilient software systems

We will conclude with recommendations on how to start implementing changes to your own organizational team structure, processes, and development practices.

Speaker: Randy Shoup

VP Engineering at StitchFix, Previously @Google & @Ebay

Randy is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley, and has worked as a senior technology leader and executive at companies ranging from small startups, to mid-sized places, to eBay and Google. Randy is currently VP Engineering at Stitch Fix in San Francisco. He is particularly passionate about the nexus of culture, technology, and organization.

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