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For our August meetup, we are pleased to have Sara Haider, Android Engineer at Twitter, speak about the inspiration behind Vine and the development of Vine for Android. After Vine's success on iOS, Sara's team has tackled video editing on Android's highly fragmented platform. Sara will discuss various decisions and trade-offs that were made in building Vine's looping playback, stop-motion recorder, and overall app performance on Android. She will also provide insight into the build stack, tools, and processes used in the project.

*We're pleased to have this meet up to be held at Twitter HQ. Please note space is limited and the event is CLOSED TO PRESS. You can find additional logistical details below.

About Sara Haider:

Sara has spent 4 years on Twitter's engineering team and is currently the technical lead on Vine for Android. Prior to Vine, Sara spent 2 years working on Twitter for Android. She manages Twitter's Women in Engineering group and is an advisor to Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization focused on inspiring young girls to pursue and stay in engineering fields. She also advises startups in Silicon Valley, New York City, and Toronto. Previous to Twitter, Sara interned at Google as a Software Engineer. Sara holds a degree in Software Engineering and Cognitive Science from the University of Waterloo.

Note for attendees:

If your meetup profile does not include your full name, please add it by Monday 8/26 at 9:00am PDT. We will use this to create a list of attendees for security purposes. Also please bring a photo id that matches the name provided on the meetup.


Twitter HQ is located at 1355 Market St. Please enter the main lobby, and checkin at a special table setup for event sign-ins. Attendees will then escorted to the 9th floor where the event will be held.

If you're taking BART or Muni, exit at Civic Center and walk up Market St. There are several bus lines (the 6, 71, 21, etc.) that stop right outside of our building. If you're taking Caltrain, get off at the 4th and King station and you can take the Muni 83X shuttle which goes directly to our office. Coming by car? There is plenty of street parking nearby.


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