Uber Toronto Engineering: Mobile & Frontend, What’s Next?

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At Uber Engineering Toronto’s first-ever Meetup, we welcome the tech community to join us for a fun-filled evening of refreshments, conversation, and technical deep dive presentations on the latest topics in tech. During this tech talk, we will be discussing all things mobile engineering and will cover the challenges we face when building out scalable and innovative mobile applications.

***See below for schedule***

5:30PM - Doors Open
6:00PM - Introduction by Megan Common (Senior Technical Recruiter) and Kåre Kjelstrøm (Toronto Site Lead)
6:10PM - Architecting Delightful Apps at Uber-scale by Jeff Hu
6:40PM - BaseMobile: Introducing Design Systems to Ubers Mobile Ecosystem by Kate Swanson
7:15PM - Q&A
7:45PM - Networking
8:30PM - Event Ends

*Architecting delightful apps at Uber scale -- Jeff Hu

In this talk, Uber Eats engineer, Jeff Hu, will give a brief overview of mobile engineering at Uber. We'll then dive deep into Uber's RIBs, an open source mobile framework that was built for scalability and reliability. We'll finish with a look at our journey architecting Uber's new driver app.

Jeff Hu is a software engineer at Uber Technologies where he leads eats marketplace mobile initiatives. Prior to joining Uber NYC in 2015, he worked at Microsoft Canada, Foursquare NYC, RIM Toronto. Jeff graduated from McGill University in Montréal with a degree in Computer Science.

*BaseMobile: Introducing Design Systems to Ubers Mobile Ecosystem -- Kate Swanson

During this presentation, mobile engineer Kate Swanson will discuss the evolution of specific design systems used at Uber and offering a behind the scenes look at our new, open source mobile engineering design system, BaseUI.

Kate Swanson has been a software engineer at Uber since 2014, and has worked across a wide variety of Uber’s mobile products from the Rider app, to Uber Eats and Mobile Platform design systems. She came to Uber after mobile development at Facebook, and graduated with an MS in Computer Science at Stanford University.