Fireside Chat with Nick Caldwell, VPE @ Reddit

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Nick Caldwell is the VP of Engineering at Reddit where he is responsible for building and operating the 4th most visited site in the US. Prior to joining Reddit, he held various positions in engineering leadership at Microsoft across a 15-year career, including work on natural language processing, enterprise search, machine learning, in-memory databases, and business intelligence. Nick's most significant role at Microsoft was as General Manager for the Power BI where he rapidly transformed the company's business intelligence suite by forming multiple new product teams.

Nick holds a degree in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT, an MBA from U.C. Berkeley Haas, and holds 10 patents related to natural language processing. Nick is an active participant in /dev/color: a non-profit whose mission is to maximize the impact of Black software engineers, and founder of Color Code: a scholarship fund dedicated to future leaders of color in technology fields.

Topics

  • How to navigate through critical transitions (e.g. from managing engineers to managing managers, from focusing on tactics to focusing on strategies)

  • Best practices of engineering leadership

  • Diversity and inclusion

Agenda

  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM Registration + light food & drinks

  • 7:00PM - 8:00PM Conversation with Nick

  • 8:00PM - 8:20PM Q&A

  • 8:20PM - 9:00PM Networking

Parking

There are two nearby garages to consider:

  • 569 Post St. $12/hr. 24hrs. Indoor garage. 1 block away from the event building

  • 415 Taylor St. $14/hr. 24hrs. Indoor garage. Next to the event building

About this Event

Speaker

Nick Caldwell is the VP of Engineering at Reddit where he is responsible for building and operating the 4th most visited site in the US. Prior to joining Reddit, he held various positions in engineering leadership at Microsoft across a 15-year career, including work on natural language processing, enterprise search, machine learning, in-memory databases, and business intelligence. Nick's most significant role at Microsoft was as General Manager for the Power BI where he rapidly transformed the company's business intelligence suite by forming multiple new product teams.

Nick holds a degree in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT, an MBA from U.C. Berkeley Haas, and holds 10 patents related to natural language processing. Nick is an active participant in /dev/color: a non-profit whose mission is to maximize the impact of Black software engineers, and founder of Color Code: a scholarship fund dedicated to future leaders of color in technology fields.

Topics

  • How to navigate through critical transitions (e.g. from managing engineers to managing managers, from focusing on tactics to focusing on strategies)

  • Best practices of engineering leadership

  • Diversity and inclusion

Agenda

  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM Registration + light food & drinks

  • 7:00PM - 8:00PM Conversation with Nick

  • 8:00PM - 8:20PM Q&A

  • 8:20PM - 9:00PM Networking

Parking

There are two nearby garages to consider:

  • 569 Post St. $12/hr. 24hrs. Indoor garage. 1 block away from the event building

  • 415 Taylor St. $14/hr. 24hrs. Indoor garage. Next to the event building

Speakers (2)
Chief Product Officer @ Looker

Nick Caldwell is the Chief Product Officer at Looker, creating a powerful platform for building modern data experiences.

Prior to joining Looker he spent 2 years at Reddit as VP of Engineering, helping quintuple the engineering team while working on a bottoms-up revamp of every part of the world's 4th most popular website.

He also spent 13 years at Microsoft, culminating in a role as General Manager of the Power BI product family where he rapidly transformed the company's business intelligence suite.

Nick holds a degree in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

He's also a board member of /dev/color, a non-profit whose mission is to maximize the impact of Black software engineers. Nick is a native of P.G. County Maryland, but is happy to call San Francisco home.

VP of Engineering @ Auth0

Christian McCarrick is the VP of Engineering for Auth0 where he manages a rapidly growing globally distributed Engineering Team. He also hosts a popular podcast called SimpleLeadership where he interviews top technology leaders in order to help other managers grow and be successful. Christian is also an advocate for remote working and specifically for supporting remote technology leaders.

Agenda
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Registration + light food & drinks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Conversation with Nick
Nick Caldwell
Chief Product Officer @ Looker
Christian McCarrick
VP of Engineering @ Auth0
8:20 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Networking
Discussions

Fireside Chat with Nick Caldwell, VPE @ Reddit


July 12, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Reddit
420 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
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Organized by
Jerry Li

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