Team Process In Engineering, The Good And The Bad

About this Event

Regardless of our team size, as engineering leaders, creating and operationalizing effective team processes is key to scaling our impact. However, there are a number of challenges we face:

  • how to get the team aligned and involved
  • how to measure success and improve iteratively
  • how to balance the structure and overhead these processes bring
  • how to drive adoption beyond your own team or organization

We have amazing speakers who will be sharing their insights and stories on team processes, both the good and bad ones, and how to overcome those obstacles.

Speakers (5)
CTO @ Atlassian

Sri Viswanath is the chief technology officer (CTO) at Atlassian. Sri joined the company in January 2016 and is at the helm of Atlassian's cloud-native journey – assuming responsibility over the building and scaling Atlassian's cloud platform. Before joining Atlassian, Sri served as CTO and senior vice president of engineering at Groupon, the vice president of R&D for mobile computing at VMware, and the senior vice president of engineering at Ning – where he was instrumental in the company's acquisition by Glam. He also led development of a number of very successful open-source and B-to-B products at Sun Microsystems, served on the Board of Directors for SendGrid, and has a number of patents.

Sri currently serves on the Board of Directors for Splunk and holds a M.S. in Management from Stanford University and a M.S. in Computer Science from Clemson University.

Head of Platform Engineering @ Atlassian

Steve is the Head of Platform Engineering at Atlassian, where he oversees cloud engineering for cross-product infrastructure and integrations. He has a long history with Atlassian, even when he was working for other companies. In 2005, he brought Jira to EMC, where he held a variety of engineering and managerial roles during his 10-year tenure. He continued the trend later in his career when he brought Jira to VMware, where he served as a senior director of R&D. Steve also served as the VP of Engineering at Groupon – managing engineering teams in more than 10 locations across the globe – before starting at Atlassian in 2016.

He holds an MBA from Northeastern University, a B.S. from Cork Institute of Technology, and has a number of patents.

Head of Data Science @ LinkedIn

Ya leads the Data Science team at LinkedIn. This centralized team has 250+ data scientists distributed across the globe, tackling data science challenges across product, sales, marketing, economics, infrastructure and operations. Before LinkedIn, she worked at Microsoft and received a PhD in Statistics from Stanford University. She is passionate about bridging science and engineering to create impactful results. Besides work, she loves spending time with her two little boys. Recently she learnt to love skiing.

VP of Engineering @ Weebly

As an engineering leader who scales teams and products, Darian Shimy is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience. He is currently at Square with prior leadership positions at Weebly, Attensity, and He received an MS in Computer Science from The University of Southern California and continues to code as a hobby. Outside the professional setting, Darian is a softball coach for various age levels from the recreation to competitive level.

CEO @ Know Your Team

Claire Lew is the CEO of Know Your Team – software that helps managers become better leaders. Her company, Know Your Team, has helped over 15,000 people in 25 countries at companies like Airbnb and Kickstarter. Know Your Team also runs a online leadership community called The Watercooler with 1,000 leaders and 2,000+ conversations on hiring, firing, business growth and more.

Claire’s mission in life is to help people become happier at work. She speaks internationally on how to avoid becoming a bad boss, and has been published in Harvard Business Review, CNBC, Inc, Fortune, among others. Claire is also an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at her alma mater, Northwestern University.

5:30 PM - 6:20 PM PST
Check-in, food, networking
6:20 PM - 6:30 PM PST
Opening remarks
6:30 PM - 6:55 PM PST
Fireside chat
Sri Viswanath
CTO @ Atlassian
Steve Deasy
Head of Platform Engineering @ Atlassian
7:25 PM - 8:45 PM PST
Breakout session, Networking
Hosted By
December 17, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM PST
301 E Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA
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Organized by
Jerry Li
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