Speaker: Alex Smolen
Director of Security @LaunchDarkly, previously Engineering Manager @Clever, Engineer @Twitter, Security Consultant @Foundstone
Alex Smolen is an engineering leader with over a decade of experience on security-focused engineering teams. He is currently Director of Security for LaunchDarkly, the industry-leading feature management service.
Previously, he was the Engineering Manager for Security and Infrastructure teams at Clever, an SSO platform used by over 50% of US K-12 schools. He was an engineer on the original Twitter security team, and a technical lead for features like two-factor and suspicious login detection. He was a security consultant at Foundstone, where he helped a wide range of software teams write secure code. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and his Masters from the School of Information at UC Berkeley.