Decode the Career Path to VP of Engineering
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Partner / GEM @ Yammer
Scott has spent the last 18+ years building consumer tech products at scale. His career has spanned hands-on, founder, and engineering leadership roles. Scott is currently CTO at Yammer, originally a category-defining startup but now a business unit within Office365 at Microsoft. Prior to Yammer, Scott was the first VP of Engineering at Credit Karma, where he helped lead the company through hypergrowth and scale from 100 to 500+ engineers in just over 3 years. Previously, Scott held a variety of leadership roles including: tech lead and manager of multiple teams at Google (G+ iOS, Hangouts iOS, Google Photos mobile, YouTube Gaming and more), serial startup cofounder, and AAA game development lead in the PS2/PS3 console era.
Founder, CEO, Data Scientist @ Permaling
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.
Head of Banking @ 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.
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, a non-profit creating opportunities for underrepresented minorities in tech.
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.
CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds
Wade oversees all aspects of engineering and technology innovation at Grand Rounds. With more than 25 years of engineering leadership experience, he has deep technical domain expertise and a successful track record of scaling teams and leaders, market-defining technology innovations, and business growth for companies of all sizes including Twitter, TellApart, Yahoo, and Opsware. Before Silicon Valley, Wade served in the military and the White House Situation Room.
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1/18/2018 - Decode the Career Path to VP of Engineering...

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM
Check-in & food
06:20 PM - 06:30 PM
Opening remarks
06:30 PM - 07:10 PM
Keynote by Wade Chambers
07:10 PM - 07:20 PM
Hiring pitch
08:10 PM - 09:00 PM
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VP Engineering
Senior Engineering Manager
Director of Engineering
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January 18, 2018
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Organized by
Jerry Li
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