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FlowCon Night

  • May 1, 2014 · 6:30 PM

This is a FREE event hosted by Neo and FlowCon 2014! Space opens for networking at 6:30PM, talks start at 7:15PM. We will also have 1 FREE ticket to FlowCon 2014 to raffle off at the end of the night. Food and beverages provided by Salesforce UX.

The Virtuous Cycle of Velocity: What I Learned About Going Fast at eBay and Google
eBay and Google operate some of the largest Internet sites on the planet, and each maintains its leadership through continuous innovation in infrastructure and products. While substantially different in their detailed approaches, both organizations sustain their feature velocity through a combination of technology, people, and process. This session will explore how these large-scale sites do it, and will offer some concrete suggestions on how other organizations—both large and small—can do the same.

About the Speaker
Randy Shoup is the Chief Technology Officer at KIXEYE, making awesome games scalabler and reliabler.  Most recently, he was Director of Engineering at Google, leading several teams building Google App Engine, the world's largest Platform as a Service.  Prior to Google, he spent 6 1/2 years as Chief Engineer at eBay, building several successive generations of eBay's realtime search engine.

Randy speaks regularly at conferences on distributed computing and large-scale infrastructure, and is particularly interested in how organizations move rapidly at scale.

FlowCon: continuous design, delivery & data
“Growing organizations that thrive in an environment of continual change”

FlowCon brings together technologists and industry leaders passionate about innovation through continuous delivery, continuous design, and lean product development. We'll be exploring the role of culture, technology and design in growing organisations that thrive in an environment of continual change. We will provide inspiring and actionable information for key decision makers responsible for products and services that depend on software.

FlowCon is designed around the following values:

Learning: Our goal is to provide the best possible conference forum for practitioners to learn from each other how to build great products and services.

Open Information: We aim to uncover how great products and services are built in real life and make this information freely available to the widest audience possible.

Diversity: We believe the technology community - and thus the conference speakers and participants - should reflect the demographics of our customers and the wider world.

Spanning boundaries: We believe that the best products are created collaboratively by people with a range of skills and experiences.


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  • Susan W.

    Really interesting talk. Lots of good questions and answers. Bright, engaged people.

    2 · May 2, 2014

  • WIL P.

    I too cannot go (shame) so I am declining my RSVP to make room for a wait-lister.

    May 1, 2014

  • Joel S H.

    Also have an opening right here in SF with a startup that just raised 16MM to take the science out of data science. http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/alpinedatalabs/ui-ux-lead-designer/cVtUsc0vWr479_iGakhP3Q

    May 1, 2014

    • Julie S.

      I might be interested! I'm currently looking for a design problem where one of the primary principles is "increase domain understanding". Seems like common sense, I know, but I think it's markedly different from what most experiences offer right now and how we prioritize design decisions. Hopefully we run into each other tonight!

      May 1, 2014

  • Grant Du P.

    Unfortunately I can't make it. I do have a great opportunity for a Product/Interaction Designer in Palo Alto: http://jobsco.re/1pYVRIA

    1 · April 30, 2014

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