Growing and Scaling Engineering Teams

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About this Event

As our last event in 2017, we are super excited to have two amazing product and engineering leaders from Zendesk to sharing insights into growing and scaling engineering teams.

Talk: Scaling teams. Scaling you.

- by Adrian McDermott - President of Products, Zendesk

Scaling to your first 1,000 employees. Slightly brutal management and leadership behaviors and observations.

Talk: Engineering game plan

- by Soren Abildgaard - Senior VP of Engineering, Zendesk

Developing a winning game plan for your growing engineering team.

Speakers

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

Soren Abildgaard - Senior VP of Engineering, Zendesk

Soren Abildgaard is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Zendesk. Zendesk is a publicly traded, web-based customer service software company founded in Denmark and now headquartered in San Francisco, California. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for TubeMogul, where he managed the Advertising Cloud platform. TubeMogul was acquired by Adobe. Prior to that, he held senior engineering positions at Microsoft and Autodesk.

Agenda

• 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Guest arrival + food & drinks

• 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM: Talk + Q&A

• 8:20 PM - 9:00 PM: Networking

Venue

This event will be hosted by Zendesk at their headquarter in San Francisco

About this Event

As our last event in 2017, we are super excited to have two amazing product and engineering leaders from Zendesk to sharing insights into growing and scaling engineering teams.

Talk: Scaling teams. Scaling you.

- by Adrian McDermott - President of Products, Zendesk

Scaling to your first 1,000 employees. Slightly brutal management and leadership behaviors and observations.

Talk: Engineering game plan

- by Soren Abildgaard - Senior VP of Engineering, Zendesk

Developing a winning game plan for your growing engineering team.

Speakers

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

Soren Abildgaard - Senior VP of Engineering, Zendesk

Soren Abildgaard is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Zendesk. Zendesk is a publicly traded, web-based customer service software company founded in Denmark and now headquartered in San Francisco, California. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for TubeMogul, where he managed the Advertising Cloud platform. TubeMogul was acquired by Adobe. Prior to that, he held senior engineering positions at Microsoft and Autodesk.

Agenda

• 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Guest arrival + food & drinks

• 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM: Talk + Q&A

• 8:20 PM - 9:00 PM: Networking

Venue

This event will be hosted by Zendesk at their headquarter in San Francisco

Speakers (2)
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

SVP Engineering @ Zendesk

Soren Abildgaard is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Zendesk. Zendesk is a publicly traded, web-based customer service software company founded in Denmark and now headquartered in San Francisco, California. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for TubeMogul, where he managed the Advertising Cloud platform. TubeMogul was acquired by Adobe. Prior to that, he held senior engineering positions at Microsoft and Autodesk.

Agenda
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
Guest arrival + food & drinks
7:00 PM - 8:20 PM PST
Talk + Q&A
Adrian McDermott
President of Products @ Zendesk
Soren Abildgaard
SVP Engineering @ Zendesk
8:20 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Networking
Discussions

Growing and Scaling Engineering Teams


November 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Zendesk HQ
1019 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
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Jerry Li
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