Growing and Scaling Engineering Teams

San Francisco, CA

November 27, 2017
Adrian McDermott
President of Products @ Zendesk
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Guest arrival + food & drinks
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Talk + Q&A
    07:00 PM - 08:20 PM
    • Adrian McDermott , President of Products @ Zendesk
    Scaling teams. Scaling you.
    Scaling to your first 1,000 employees. Slightly brutal management and leadership behaviors and observations.
    08:20 PM - 09:00 PM
      Adrian McDermott
      President of Products @ Zendesk

      Adrian McDermott has been leading the Product Management and Engineering teams for Zendesk since 2010. Zendesk is a publicly traded, web-based customer service software company founded in Denmark and now headquartered in San Francisco, California. Previously, he was Chief Technical Officer at Attributor, where he managed web crawling and content identification systems for text, video, and images. Adrian was the first engineer hired by Plumtree Software and remained with the company through the IPO and subsequent acquisition by BEA. Adrian is a Yorkshireman living in San Francisco