10/09/2018 - Panel

about the speakers

Tomas Barreto

Co-Founder & CTO @ Okay

Tomas Barreto is Co-Founder & CTO of Okay. Tomas holds a BS in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University. He joined Box as the 14th employee and built and led many of the engineering functions over 10 years including Backend, Application and Web frontend engineering. As a VP of Engineering at Box and Checkr during critical hyper-growth, he was instrumental in building the foundations for organizational scale, leadership and culture.


Samantha Stoller

Senior Staff Software Engineer @ Slack

Decidedly American, but proud to be born and raised in the UK, Samantha immigrated to the Southwestern United States and soon after inherited her first personal computer. An early Internet adopter, she dialed into BBSes and shell accounts in the early 90s and built her first website around the time JavaScript was submitted to ECMA. When not refactoring codebases, Samantha folds modular origami for her blog CreasedReality.com and frequently DJs at Bay Area events. Samantha believes that the holy grail of software is the marriage of user experience and maintainable software.


Deep Varma

CTO @ Varo Bank

Deep manages engineering functions across the Trulia business. This includes the vital acquisition of listings and public records, the consumer search experience and API, email/push, efforts to enhance personalization, industry leading location services such as geocoding, as well as data science, data warehouse, and reporting. During his 17 years of Silicon Valley experience, Deep has focused on building large scale distributed data platforms with IBM, ABB, Yahoo! and two successful startups. Deep is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and two boys and loves skiing, watching football, reading technical books, building prototypes and learning new technologies.


Jason Fennell

Former SVP of Engineering @ Yelp

Jason Fennell is former SVP of Engineering at Yelp, where he oversees the teams that keep Yelp running smoothly. He oversees a rapidly and constantly growing engineering team and leads technical recruiting efforts. Jason joined Yelp as an engineer in 2008 and began leading the team responsible for search in 2010. After focusing on the growth of the search team for several years, he took over responsibility for advertising, data infrastructure, and partnerships, as well as other algorithmically focused teams. Fennell earned a BS in computer science and math from Harvey Mudd College.


Kimber Lockhart

CTO @ One Medical Group

Kimber Lockhart is the Chief Technology Officer at One Medical. She oversees the Engineering, Product, IT and Security teams, which are responsible for scaling the technology innovations that underpin One Medical's reinvented doctor’s office experience. Prior to joining One Medical, Kimber was co-founder and CEO of Increo Solutions, which was acquired by Box in 2009. At Box, Kimber served as Senior Director of Engineering, leading a number of engineering teams that accelerated the commercial success of the company. She earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and regularly speaks on leadership topics including scaling technology teams and career development.


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