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Michael R.


New York, NY
Hometown: Huntington, IN

Member since:

April 15, 2014

Tell us about yourself (professionally). What technical leadership experience do you have already?

Bounced between lead and engineering manager roles at various startups the last few years.

What languages/frameworks do you program in (Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby, etc.)? What is your favorite, if different?

Ruby, RoR, Java, Javascript, C#

What topics might you be interested in?

Anything and everything related to organizing and running engineering departments/teams.

Do you have any specific areas of expertise? Would you be willing to share it with the group?

I've recently spent a good deal of time leading a revamp of the engineering interview process at Betterment. We switched to a pair-programming model that's been working out well. Aside from recruiting and hiring, I spend most of my time organizing cross-functional teams, building and iterating on product as efficiently as possible. I'm happy to talk about either if people find those topics interesting.

What is your favorite version control system and why?

Git of-course, because it's fast, powerful, and it'll conform to your process, instead of forcing you to conform to its process.


Engineering Director responsible for consumer facing products at Betterment.

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