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Cheryl F.


Arlington, VA
Hometown: Arlington

Member since:

March 12, 2012


How did you hear about DCLSC?

I used to attend the Minnesota Lean Startup group, but have since moved to DC.

What do you hope to get from -- and/or give to -- DCLSC?

I'm in the throes of startup madness right now. As a fundamentally technical person, I want to connect to others, find out how they're solving problems, and offer up how I solve problems. Commiseration is also valuable and therapeutic. :) I am additionally interested in finding other companies in the DC area that might have technology that could have good synergy with ours. Especially interested in finding out how others are addressing the issues that come up with user-generated-content platforms.

What is your specialty (or specialties) with respect to start-ups?

highly productive development; web services; rapid iteration; ruby; rails; heroku; rich web applications; javascript; jquery; managing small teams; getting developers to see the user's perspective; natural language processing; social media integration.


My name is Cheryl Opletayev. I'm the Director of Engineering at SocialSamba (­). Right now I'm busy breaking the perceptions of machines in social networks. Love working with natural language processing when I've got bandwidth :)

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