Fireside Chat with Nick Caldwell, VPE @ Reddit

Fireside Chat with Nick Caldwell, VPE @ Reddit

About this Event


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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)
VP of Engineering @ Twitter
VP of Engineering @ Auth0
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Registration + light food & drinks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Conversation with Nick
Nick Caldwell
VP of Engineering @ Twitter
Christian McCarrick
VP of Engineering @ Auth0
8:20 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
July 12, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
420 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
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Organized by
Jerry Li
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