Decode the Career Path to VP of Engineering

San Francisco, CA

January 18, 2018
SPEAKERS (6)
Scott Shumaker
VP, Client Engineering @ Credit Karma
Soren Harner
VP of Engineering @ MuleSoft
Nik Koblov
VP of Engineering @ Affirm
Daniel Portillo
Talent Partner @ Greylock
Jessica McKellar
Founder and CTO @ Pilot
Wade Chambers
CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds
Founder @ SFELC
Engineering Leader @ PeerNova Inc
Engineering Manager - Feed AI @ LinkedIn
Director of Engineering @ Hired Inc
Senior Software Engineer @ LinkedIn
Director of Engineering @ tray.io
VIDEOS
AGENDA
Check-in & food
05:30 PM - 06:20 PM
    Opening remarks
    06:20 PM - 06:30 PM
      Keynote by Wade Chambers
      06:30 PM - 07:10 PM
      • Wade Chambers , CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds
      The Fast Track to VP of Engineering (VPE)
      "In my experience, engineers like to understand cause and effect so they can focus on being efficient. As most engineering managers were engineers, the need for causal impact persists in the new role. In my 25+ of years of experience, including being a VP of Engineering at both public and private companies, I have invested a lot of time to link principles, competencies, and the focus areas that help grow ICs into EMs into amazing VPEs. I would like to present some of these lessons learned the hard way in hope they can accelerate your career and help you avoid the 'trial and error' approach that is so prevalent in today's market"
      - Wade
      Hiring pitch
      07:10 PM - 07:20 PM
        Panel discussion
        07:20 PM - 08:10 PM
        • Scott Shumaker , VP, Client Engineering @ Credit Karma
        • Soren Harner , VP of Engineering @ MuleSoft
        • Nik Koblov , VP of Engineering @ Affirm
        • Daniel Portillo , Talent Partner @ Greylock
        • Jessica McKellar , Founder and CTO @ Pilot
        Networking
        08:10 PM - 09:00 PM
          SPEAKER BIOS
          Scott Shumaker
          VP, Client Engineering @ Credit Karma

          Scott has spent the last 18+ years building consumer tech products at scale.

          His career has spanned hands-on, founder, and engineering leadership roles.

          Since 2015, Scott has been focusing on building and scaling a world-class engineering organization as VP of Engineering at Credit Karma.

          Soren Harner
          VP of Engineering @ MuleSoft

          Soren is vice president of engineering at MuleSoft, provider of the leading platform for

          building application networks. Prior to MuleSoft, Soren held executive leadership roles at

          Atlassian, Vignette and BigCommerce.

          Nik Koblov
          VP of Engineering @ Affirm

          Nik is a financial engineer who pioneered a number of tech innovations on Wall Street during his 15+ year career at Goldman Sachs. Nik is passionate about the cross-section of finance and technology. He has recently moved from NYC to SF and brings his passion to Affirm Banking Platform, with the mission of building modern and transparent financial technology solutions for Affirm's consumers, merchants and investors.

          Daniel Portillo
          Talent Partner @ Greylock

          Dan is Talent Partner at Greylock. Previously, he was VP of Success & Engagement at Rypple, and VP of Organizational Development at Mozilla, creators of Firefox. Earlier in his career Dan spent a decade building out successful early-stage, venture-backed consumer and enterprise companies. Dan also served as a Council member for Code2040.org, a non-profit creating opportunities for underrepresented minorities in tech.

          Jessica McKellar
          Founder and CTO @ Pilot

          Jessica is a founder and the CTO of Pilot, a bookkeeping firm powered by software. Previously, she was a founder and the VPE for a real-time collaboration startup acquired by Dropbox. Before that, she was a computer nerd at MIT who joined her friends at Ksplice, a company building a service for rebootless kernel updates on Linux that was acquired by Oracle. Jessica is also a former Director for the Python Software Foundation and PyCon North America's Diversity Outreach Chair. Fun fact: Jessica is a technical advisor to the HBO show Silicon Valley.

          Wade Chambers
          CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds

          Wade is currently EIR @ Greylock. He is a renowned engineering leader in Silicon Valley, who has held multiple VPE positions (Twitter, TellApart, Yahoo, Opsware, AOL, etc). His podcast episode - The Art of Interviewing 10x Engineers (http://bit.ly/2CzmwYj) is the most popular one among all podcasts by Greylock.