Figuring out which sessions to register for? How about these star-studded speakers! We’re updating our site every day with new sessions and speakers so keep your eyes peeled. The sessions are slotted, the agenda is updated and you can already pre-register for the sessions you don’t want to miss.
Zach Perret, Plaid CEO & Co-Founder
Plaid is a company that provides the virtual piping for platforms like Coinbase, Venmo, Lending Club and more. They closed a whopping $250 million dollar round this December led by Mary Meeker, formerly of Kleiner Perkins. This latest round brings their valuation up to $2.65 billion. Zach will be leading a session on how to build a platform that fuels an ecosystem.
Claire Hough, Apollo, VP of Engineering
“One of the most important lessons I learned over the years leading teams at Netscape, Napster, Nextag, and Udemy is to adopt a growth mindset and always be ready to learn new things. “ Claire Hough has over 20 years of experience building engineering teams at Udemy and Napster. Apollo is a company that makes application development faster, easier and more accessible. The company works with others and open source contributors to build products, libraries, and resources that teams need to use GraphQL in production.
Sandy Carter, AWS Vice President
“I am responsible for getting the workload to run and work in AWS so that the customer can innovate on top of the platform. What motivates me about different roles, but in particular this one is solving the customer’s problem.” Sandy Carter is a VP at AWS focused on Enterprise Workloads by way of IBM. She is the author of books like “Extreme Innovation: 3 Superpowers for Purpose and Profit” and ” Get Bold”.
Austen Allred, Lambda School Co-Founder, and CEO
Lambda school trains people online to be software engineers. Rather than paying tuition, students agree to pay a percentage of their income once they are employed and making over $50,000 a year. Austen is a blogger and frequently posts on anything from growth hacking Instagram to using Medium like Twitter.
Tina Hsiao, WePay Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining WePay, Tina Hsiao spent 11 years at Intuit in the small business division. WePay is an online payment service company, acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase in October of 2017. The company counts gofundme, Constant Contact and Webconnex among its roster of customers.
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