Building Distributed Teams

San Francisco, CA

June 07, 2018
SPEAKERS (5)
Jason Warner
SVP, Technology @ GitHub
Wade Foster
CEO & Co-founder @ Zapier
Dana Lawson
VP of Engineering @ InVision
Tim Olshansky
CTO @ Aconex
Dave Camp
VP of Engineering @ Firefox at Mozilla
ATTENDEES (250)
AB
Adam Brill
VP of Engineering @ Logikcull.com
AL
Alex Litvak
VP Engineering @ BuildZoom
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Alexander Galavach
Sr. Delivery Manager, Sr. Software Testing Manager @ EPAM Systems
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Anand Madhavan
VP Engineering @ Narvar
AD
Andrej Danko
VP Product Management @ CEAI, Inc
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Anthony Bull
VP Engineering @ Decorist

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AGENDA
Check-in & food
05:30 PM - 06:20 PM
    Opening remarks
    06:20 PM - 06:30 PM
      Keynote by Jason
      06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
      • Jason Warner , SVP, Technology @ GitHub
      Distributed teams - it's the future
      In this talk, Jason will share best practices, tips and tricks as well as what to look for in people and how to organize and scale the teams etc.
      Panel Discussion
      07:00 PM - 07:40 PM
      • Wade Foster , CEO & Co-founder @ Zapier
      • Tim Olshansky , CTO @ Aconex
      • Dana Lawson , VP of Engineering @ InVision
      • Dave Camp , VP of Engineering @ Firefox at Mozilla
      Building distributed teams - best practices and anti-patterns

      Breakout Session & Networking
      07:40 PM - 09:00 PM
        SPEAKER BIOS
        Jason Warner
        SVP, Technology @ GitHub
        Wade Foster
        CEO & Co-founder @ Zapier

        Dana Lawson is Vice President of Engineering responsible for leading 25+ engineers as part of our platform engineering group covering DevOps, site reliability, and data services, in addition to the core product shared services. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a systems engineer and has technical skills spanning multiple disciplines.

        Throughout her career, she has led many different teams and worn many hats to complement a product’s lifecycle. With a true passion for people, she brings this mix of technology and fun to her leadership style.

        Dana Lawson
        VP of Engineering @ InVision

        Dana Lawson is Vice President of Engineering responsible for leading 25+ engineers as part of our platform engineering group covering DevOps, site reliability, and data services, in addition to the core product shared services. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a systems engineer and has technical skills spanning multiple disciplines.

        Throughout her career, she has led many different teams and worn many hats to complement a product’s lifecycle. With a true passion for people, she brings this mix of technology and fun to her leadership style.

        Tim Olshansky
        CTO @ Aconex

        At Aconex, Tim has built an engineering team across 4 regions in 8 offices of about 200 people and growing. Their offices are distributed, and within regions, some of our teams are themselves distributed.

        Dave Camp
        VP of Engineering @ Firefox at Mozilla

        As VP of Engineering, Firefox Dave Camp leads the global team of engineers that build, test and ship the Firefox family of products and services. He’s responsible for making sure everything is on time and high quality.

        Dave joined Mozilla in 2006 to work on Gecko, building networking and security features and was a contributor to the release of Firefox 3. After a short stint at a small startup, he came back to join the Firefox Developer Tools team. He led the Developer Tools team through its first major release and the introduction of its mobile inspection tools, including remote debugging and responsive design visualization tools.

        Dave became Director of Engineering, Firefox with the task of developing engineers and managers’ capabilities, improving core product quality, and cementing the team’s reputation as a world-class product engineering organization. The team launched Firefox Quantum, incorporating major improvements in speed, stability, security, multitasking and customizability in 2017.

        Prior to joining Mozilla Dave worked at Ximian and maintained Nautilus, the central file manager for GNOME, the most popular desktop environment for Linux. He also served on the GNOME Foundation’s board of directors.

        In his spare time, Dave plays thrash metal guitar for his children at their home in the Pacific Northwest.