How do you take a gigantic organization like PayPal that was entrenched in a culture of a "long shelf life" and transform it to a culture of rapid experimentation? Bill Scott, Senior Director of UI Engineering at PayPal, will give 3 principles applied to PayPal engineering to make it a full partner with Lean UX. This will be illustrated by showing how they re-factored the tech stack and changed the way engineers work in Lean streams with design & product partners and how it plays with agile.
As a backdrop Bill will discuss several historical factors in the field of software engineering that are anti-thetical to the Lean Startup mindset but still find their way into most large enterprises. By understanding this historical context and applying lean principles he will demonstrate how a lean transformation can take place in any enterprise.
Bill is also a frequent speaker at conferences & workshops worldwide as well as the co-author of the O’Reilly book Designing Web Interfaces. Follow Bill ’s tweets @billwscott and his ramblings on looksgoodworkswell.com.
6:30 - Doors open; Networking, Food & Drinks
7:00 - Presentations Begin
7:45 - Interactive Audience Q&A
9:00 - Wrap-Up & Post-Networking
Meetups are held at RUNWAY, a brand-new 30,000 square foot incubator and co-working space at 1355 Market Street (the new Market Square development). Tenants in the building include Twitter, Yammer, and One Kings Lane. The building is the centerpiece of a new startup hub in the mid-market section of San Francisco.
The venue is conveniently located one block away from the Civic Center/UN Plaza Station. The building has two lobbies; however, you must enter through the lobby closer to the corner of 9th & Market.
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