Past Presentations

Scale @Reddit Triple Team Size w/o Losing Control

As of 2017, Reddit has 300 million monthly visitors, ranking #4 most visited website in US and #8 in the world. As you can guess, this kind of tremendous traffic takes some serious engineering efforts that have had to scale with the site's growing popularity. Join Nicholas Caldwell, VP of...

Nick Caldwell VP Engineering @Reddit, Inc.
Kubernetes Superpower

  Kubernetes ( project is becoming the de-facto standard for managing containerized applications. Kubernetes is a success in part because of Google's commitment to making it a community led project. Building strong teams is very challenging, all the more so for an open source...

Sarah Novotny Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP @Google
Diversity & Inclusion in Tech: A Panel Discussion

Moderated by Karen Casella, Engineering Leader @Netflix Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is an important topic in our industry, especially in light of changing demographics, globalization, and the competition for talent. Join industry leaders as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of...

Karen Catlin Advocate for Women in Tech, Former VP OF Eng, Adobe
Karen Casella Director of Engineering @Netflix, previously leading architecture teams @eBay & @Sun
Randy Shoup VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay, Previously @StitchFix @Google & @Ebay
Susan Nesbitt Head of Business Development @ Make School
Steve Johnson Vice President of Product Design & Creative @Netflix
Microcultures and Finding Your Place

If you've worked for more than one company in your career, you know that culture can vary from one company to the next. If you move from one team to another team within the same company, you may have observed that different teams within the same company have different cultures. Why is that,...

Mike McGarr Engineering Leader, Frontend Infrastructure @Slack
High Performing Teams Act Like Owners

Managers often ask engineers to “act like owners” or “show great ownership.” What does this even mean? How can you act on something that isn’t well defined? You’re an engineer, after all. Maybe it’s just code for your manager wanting you to work nights...

Katharina Probst Senior Engineering Leader, Kubernetes & SaaS @Google
The Second Act

In order to be a historic company, you need your culture to evolve.

Michael Lopp VP of Engineering @Slack


Bruce Johnson Founder and COO @FullStory

Engineering Engineering Culture With Memes

What’s the focus of your work today?

I'm co-founder and COO of FullStory in Atlanta.

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