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1. Jeff Harrell, Director of UI Engineering at PayPal

2. Gregory Chanan, Software Engineer, Cloudera


7-7:30PM: Registration & networking

7:30-9PM: Introduction -> Presentation(s)

9-10PM: Panel Discussion or Networking


Jeff Harrell
Director of UI Engineering, PayPal
March 2012 – Present (1 year 6 months)

Senior UI Engineer, Netflix
March 2011 – March 2012 (1 year 1 month)
10' UI development using JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 responsible for:
• Creating long-lived, JavaScript-based streaming apps used by 25mm+ users
• Improving the UI platform's performance and architecture
• Leading multiple initiatives including Social, Kids, and others yet to be released

Principal Web Developer, PayPal
June 2007 – March 2011 (3 years 10 months)
Web architect for the Mobile, Checkout, and Standards teams responsible for:
• Exploring the next generation of mobile commerce, geolocation, and native/web hybrid apps
• Leading the development of Digital Goods and Identity, PayPal's inline checkout and login
• Re-architecting and helping instrument a new Ajax-based checkout UI
• Managing a site-wide re-brand across 6 development teams and 3,000+ pages
• Helping build the global web development team from 40 to 140+ people
• Technical lead for web standards, performance, and branding; evangelist to team
• Creating re-usable UI widgets with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XSL and Java
• Getting my hands dirty on pretty much anything involving the UI
Three time winner of LabRats, PayPal’s product development competition

Senior Web Developer, ASG New Media
August 2002 – May 2007 (4 years 10 months)
• End-to-end ecommerce development using PHP, MySQL, and web technologies

Senior UI Designer, ASG New Media
August 1998 – August 2002 (4 years 1 month)
• Responsible for the design and interaction of the website, interactive CDs, and applications
• Full time job during college

Education: San Diego State University

Gregory Chanan

Current: Software Engineer at Cloudera

Past: Software Engineer at OptumSoft, Inc

Education: BSCS, Stanford University, MSCS, Stanford University

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  • Chris

    Do we have a more detailed Agenda? What is being presented?

    December 9, 2013

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