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Monday, June 1


Registration Opens
Monday June 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm


Expo Opens
Monday June 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm


Session: How to Succeed at Senior Recruiting and Community Development Without Really Trying
Even if you have a limited budget you still need to recruit tech talent. Join Eric Siegfried, CEO of TangoSource as he talks about how to find and hire the most critical technical talent on your team-- even when you have close to no budget. From this session you'll learn how to build and leverage an ecosystem, relate more to senior talent, and raise the level of your team.

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Eric Siegfried

CEO and Co-founder, TangoSource
Eric Siegfried has filled the role of CEO of TangoSource, which he co-founded in 2009. TangoSource helps connect companies with distributed talent in Latin America, with more that 40 projects so far. Executing in the areas of marketing, product, design, and operations, Eric is passionate about connecting both people and ideas from around the world.

Monday June 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Main Stage


Panel: The Art of Recruiting Senior Tech Talent
 In a field that has a unemployment rate that resonates around 3% -- recruiting the best and brightest to help build out and scale out your company is a challenge in and of itself. Recruiting senior tech talent is an entirely different challenge with a set of it's own rules. On this panel, recruiters from top organizations will discuss how they have combated a low unemployment rate and tactics they have used to recruit senior tech talent.

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Jelica Baker

VP, Business Development, DevNetwork
Jelica Baker is the VP of Business Development of DevNetwork. Jelica started her career in print and after a couple of years soon realized her love for the world of technology and started working in the tech industry. She has been an early employee at a media tech startup and healthcare technology startup, and successfully built the Emerging Tech Company division of Dice (DiceStartups). She lives in Silicon Valley with her golden retriever... Read More →

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Jonathan Dinu

VP of Academic Excellence, Galvanize
Jonathan is currently the VP of Academic Excellence at Galvanize. Previously, he founded Zipfian Academy, which recently has been acquired by Galvanize. He first discovered his love of all things data while studying Computer Science and Physics at UC Berkeley. In a former life, he worked for Alpine Data Labs developing distributed machine learning algorithms for predictive analytics on Hadoop. | | Jonathan has always had a passion for... Read More →
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Allan Grant

Co-Founder & CTO, Hired
Hired started over Irish beer and Indian food, when Matt, Doug, and Allan came up with a marketplace for hiring the best talent. Allan built the site in three weekends and launched it the week he went away to Burning Man. Today Hired serves 10 markets from SF to London.
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Altay Guvench

Co-founder, 10x Management
Altay Guvench studied monkeys and neurobiology at Harvard; made holograms and submarine antennas at MIT; recorded dozens of albums as an audio engineer, producer, and bass player; toured as the opener for the Indigo Girls; and is a two-time alum of Y Combinator. | | Altay began his path through the tech industry as a non-technical startup founder and CEO, but somewhere along the way he taught himself how to code and loved it so much that he soon... Read More →
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Terry Starr

Head of Social Media and Customer Loyalty, Dice
Terry is a New York-born and based Social Media, Branding and Engagement professional with over four years at Dice, a leading website for tech professionals and recruiters to connect, gain opportunities and insights. She is responsible for Social Media, Voice of Customer, Blogger Outreach and its Brand Ambassador program. Terry's background spans over 20 years in Recruitment Marketing - ranging from Monster/TMP as a Regional VP for over five... Read More →

Monday June 1, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Stage


Monday June 1, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm


Panel: What is a Senior Developer?
Is a “Senior Developer” a team member with the most years of experience, the most breadth of knowledge and skill, the most management ability, or the greatest ability to scale the technology? This panel aims to identify the traits of a Senior Developer and technologists a-like, how they are different from other developers or chief architects, and how that role changes in a startup versus the enterprise.

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Geoff Domoracki

CEO and Co-Founder, DevNetwork
Geoff Domoracki is the co-founder and CEO of DevNetwork: the world's developer community and producers of DeveloperWeek, API World, StackWorld and DevWorld. | | A philosophy major turned tech entrepreneur, Geoff lives at the cross-section of philosophy and technology. Geoff was previously co-founder of Techweek, the largest Midwest startup & technology conference, as well as a consultant for investment firm Lightbank, the venture capital firm... Read More →

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Girish Bakhru

Vice President, Engineering, Consensus Corporation
Girish Bakhru is the Vice President of Engineering at Consensus Corp, a San Francisco based company that provides an omni-channel experience for retailing connected devices. Built on a cloud-based, software-as-a-service platform, the product offering spans across in-store, web, social and mobile consumer touch points. Girish has been building enterprise and ecommerce software using open-source technology for more than 15 years.
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Greg Canessa

Senior Vice President, Cash Games, GSN Games
As Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cash Games, Greg leads the GSN Cash Games business, which offers players skill-based games for cash prizes. A game industry veteran, Greg has served as Vice President of Mobile at Activision Blizzard, Vice President of Video Game Platforms at PopCap Games and General Manager & Creator of Xbox Live Arcade at Microsoft. | | Greg received his M.B.A. from the University of Denver Daniels College of... Read More →
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Tim Connor

President, Cloud City Development
Tim is the President of Cloud City Development, a San Francisco based, integrated design and development consultancy for mobile and web. He has been building software for the web for 15 years across nearly every technology stack used. In that time he has repeatedly built and trained successful tech teams up from zero to double-digit size, as a founder and CTO or CEO. He loves advising founders on the challenges involved so is happy to do a free... Read More →
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Charles Hsieh

Director, Solutions Engineering, HackerRank
Charles has filled many roles across his career, including roles in software engineering, enterprise sales, and solutions engineering. He is a lover of software and technology, and he is currently working to revolutionize tech recruiting at HackerRank.

Monday June 1, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Stage


Session: How to Talk Your Way to the Top
How many times during the day do you have a mis-communication or not feel heard with a colleague or boss? Come and learn about your communication style in a fun, interactive environment where you will acquire a new skill and understand more about how the way you communicate, can make or break career development.

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Joni Quintal

Executive Coach and Learning and Development Director, Quixey
Joni began her first career as an educator and principal, developing a profound interest in discovering the qualities of successful leaders, while pursuing her Master's Degree in Leadership.  | | Several years ago she channeled that experience to the business world in Silicon Valley where she is a certified Executive Coach and Learning and Development Director at Quixey, in Mountain View

Monday June 1, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Stage


Senior Dev Hiring Mixer
Monday June 1, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, June 2


Registration Opens
Tuesday June 2, 2015 8:00am - 8:30am


KeyNote: Reckless Recruiting - Agile, Adaptable and Effective Recruiting
Today, companies are growing like wildfire—making recruiting no easy feat. Join Mathew Caldwell, VP of People at Instacart, while he discusses the methods he has used at companies like Mozilla Deem, and now at Instacart to effectively grow and scale teams. In a world where resources are plentiful finding and using the best solution and agile methods for your organization is what helps you grow and scale quickly. 

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Mathew Caldwell

Head of People, Instacart

Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Main Stage


Workshop:Talent Management Strategies for your Engineering Organization
Attracting, Acquiring and Retaining the best engineering talent is key to the success of your company. Demand exceeds supply, and competition amongst companies is tremendous for the "A Player" engineers. The very best can't be hired - they must be courted. This session will lead you through building a strategy for managing your engineering talent - with the goal to establish a "virtuous cycle" where you attract, acquire and retain great talent who will attract more great talent to your team.

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Trevor Brosnan

Head of Platform Engineering, Moodys Analytics
At Plastiq, Trevor leads the development of Plastiq's innovative payments platform that empowers cardholders to use their cards everywhere they can't. | Prior to Plastiq, Trevor held senior technology leadership roles at Moody's Analytics, Visa and Fidelity Investments, leading and motivating teams | exceeding 100 people across a wide-variety of software products and platforms, while still writing and contributing code himself. | | Trevor's... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
Workshop Room


Panel: How to Win (and Keep) Cross-Departmental Talent
What's important when it comes to sourcing, interviewing, and hiring cross-departmental talent? This panel session will dive into the philosophies of hiring at growth-stage companies with and without the support of recruiters. From company culture to benefits and salary, panelists will participate in a lively debate over which methods work best for hiring, growing and retaining top talent.

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Douglas Sellers

CTO, Kumu
Doug is the CTO at Kumu Wellness, where he oversees the ongoing development of the Kumu app.  As CTO, Douglas was instrumental in building the current team culture at Kumu as well as the ideation of the Kumu Wellness app in 2014. Kumu is a mobile Wellness Coaching app that connects clients to real Wellness Coaches to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. Recently, Douglas premiered Kumu Wellness at the Samsung Developer... Read More →

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Nicholas Clark

CTO, DoubleDutch
Nicholas Clark is CTO at DoubleDutch, the leading provider of mobile event apps. As CTO, Nicholas has built a top-tier engineering organization that constructed and scaled the DoubleDutch platform to serve thousands of events and millions of attendees worldwide. Under his leadership, DoubleDutch developed the most impressive native event app experience on the market and the most robust event management technology platform in the world. Prior to... Read More →
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Andrew Heywood

Big Data Talent Acquisition, Origami Logic Inc.
Full cycle recruitment from strategy to execution. I started my career in recruitment working in Japan (living/working for 5 years) for a top agency in the heart of Tokyo. I have been fortunate to work for some amazing companies and brilliant people. Well versed in scaling startups (Pre- and Post-IPO) and high growth companies. I truly enjoy the process of developing companies from the inside. | | www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=5093670

Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:40am - 10:10am
Main Stage


Expo Opens
Tuesday June 2, 2015 10:00am - 10:15am


Workshop: Innovative Sourcing: Github
At Button, we hire almost entirely on and from Github. Github is our candidate tracking system, our sourcing system and our onboarding system. This talk is an outline of how it works & why we've chosen to build our engineering organization in, on & through Github.

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Chris Maddern

Co-founder, Button

Tuesday June 2, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Workshop Room


Panel: Bringing Sexy Back: Selling Your Company's Story
Being able to differentiate your company in a billion dollar industry is a daunting task.
Having a best-of- breed product that beats out existing players on every vector is the dream of many companies. Using guerilla tactics to aggressively push their company ahead of its competitors. On this panel, panelists will discuss how they have built out their teams, and the tactics that they have used, to enable their brand to be leaders within their industry.

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Jelica Baker

VP, Business Development, DevNetwork
Jelica Baker is the VP of Business Development of DevNetwork. Jelica started her career in print and after a couple of years soon realized her love for the world of technology and started working in the tech industry. She has been an early employee at a media tech startup and healthcare technology startup, and successfully built the Emerging Tech Company division of Dice (DiceStartups). She lives in Silicon Valley with her golden retriever... Read More →

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Viral Bajaria

CTO, 6sense
At 6sense, Viral leads the development of 6sense’s innovative analytics and predictive platform. Everyday Viral wakes up to realize his passion of leveling the playing field by using open-source data technology for companies of all sizes. Prior to 6sense, Viral built the big data platform at Hulu that processed over 2.5 billion events per day. He was an early adopter of Hadoop (late 2008), and built and managed a cluster that stored and... Read More →
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Ari Kalfayan

Founder & Board Member, Startup & Tech Mixer
As the Founder of Startup & Tech Mixer, we have inspired tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, executives & technologists to re-consider their methods and mentalities in building conscious cultures. I am also working with Linkedin to take their Concious Business Academy 4 week course (internal program that teaches participants how to build conscious lives and be mindful in business) and release it to the broader business community through a... Read More →
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Mark Mian

Principal & Director of Branding, Automatic Future
Mark Mian solves complex problems for brands, helping companies express the social potential of their innovations. His approach to digital branding is strongly human-centric, based in his background in cognitive neuropsychology. Mark began his career at the world's largest agency, Interbrand, during San Francisco's tech boom of 2000, where he developed strategy and communications for Fortune 500 companies. He subsequently became independent to... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Stage


Workshop: Socializing Your Recruiting Strategy: Tips and Tricks for Social Recruiting
Join Mark Leon, global talent branding and attraction strategist with Kenexa as he shares the “how to” of social recruiting. This session will discuss:
- Ways to discover where your prospects spend time online
-Curate content through trusted channels and alerts
-Set conversation bait to target specific personalities
- Learn the difference between social scheduling and automation Consistently build your social audience in 30 minutes/week

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Mark Leon

Kenexa Recruitment Services, IBM
Mark received his Bachelor of Science in History and Political Science and his Masters of  | Human Resources and Industrial Labor Relations from Rutgers University. | | With twenty years of experience in human resources, talent acquisition, social media, marketing and branding across five global markets, Mark has provided clients with a unique approach to social engagement, talent community development, targeted marketing and cost... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Workshop Room


Featured Session: Performance Recruiting: KPIs Your Executives Care About
Recruiting is directly tied to bottom-line business goals. HR leaders are responsible for finding, hiring, and training the talent that drives revenue to the organization. However, most aren't focused on the KPIs that indicate the true health of recruiting performance.

Teams typically rely heavily on lagging KPIs, rather than the ones that enable them to be predictive and strategic. 

In this session, Greenhouse’s VP of People & Strategy, Maia Josebachvili, shares what KPIs will add value to business leaders and change the way that HR is perceived at your organization.

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Maia Josebachvili

VP of People & Strategy, Greenhouse
Maia is currently VP of People and Strategy at Greenhouse, the leading recruiting optimization platform. Maia is responsible for overseeing Recruiting, People Operations, Talent Strategy, Employee Experience and Greenhouse's Consulting practice.  | | Prior to Greenhouse, Maia founded Urban Escapes, a travel and events company that focused on creating ‘social adventures for young professionals.’ During her time as CEO she was... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Stage


Workshop: Making Hiring Your Competitive Advantage
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Grace Robson

Director of Account Management, Betts Recruiting
Grace Robson is the Director of Account Management at Betts Recruiting. Grace is responsible for a team of five account managers, who manage 150 client relationships across the US. Taking a consultative approach to hiring, Grace and her team meet with clients in person, help refine their interview processes, and provide them with data around hiring trends. Grace is passionate about technology, recruiting, and building genuine relationships. In... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Workshop Room


Featured Session: The Rise of the Super Recruiter
We live in a data-driven world. Numbers fuel our strategies— but they also blur the lines between companies and people, and between technology and humanity. How can we navigate this muddled territory to hire top talent? Join Jobvite Marketing VP Matt Singer as he explains how the growing convergence between business, labor, technology, and data can actually help you create more powerful recruiters.

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Matt Singer

VP of Marketing, Jobvite
Matt Singer is Jobvite’s fearless marketing leader. He’s officially been in marketing and sales for the past 15 years, but informally for 30+ years starting with cookie, lemonade, and lawn mowing businesses in his neighborhood at the age of 8. A self-proclaimed data geek, Matt has spent his career channeling that data obsession into building great brands and scalable marketing machines. His career in B2B has focused primarily on the... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
Main Stage


Workshop: How to Hire iOS and Android Devs Without Paying 15%
Can you recruit top candidates without spending a fortune and have fun doing it? Rachman Blake, CMO of AppHeroes will share how to organize an entertaining hiring event that connects companies with curated talent using comedy. This unique approach to recruiting is a little-known gem that will help you find your next unicorn in the haystack. 

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Rachman Blake

CMO, AppHeroes
Rachman Blake is the co-founder of AppHeroes a tech recruiting company that connects startups with mobile app developers through live events with comedy. Realizing that humor and business go together like chocolate and peanut butter, he cofounded FunnyBizz, which is on a mission to abolish boring content.  | | He coproduces the FunnyBizz Conference, where leading thinkers from the worlds of comedy and business converge to explain how... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Workshop Room


Afternoon Break
The Main Stage and the Workshop Room will both be at break during this time. 

Tuesday June 2, 2015 11:50am - 1:00pm


Fireside Chat: Scaleable Recruiting Practices: From Startup-Acquired
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Erin Wilson

Talent Engineering, Yahoo
| Erin Wilson leads, Talent Engineering, at Yahoo. A proud husband and father, Erin and his team are building Yahoo one interaction at a time.

Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Main Stage


Workshop: How to Hire Data Scientists, the Mythical Unicorns
Data science is exploding in its importance. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, and Uber have gained massive competitive advantages in their markets by building incredibly talented data science teams. However, hiring a data scientist is hard -- people with skills in programming, statistics, and business acumen are rare and difficult to hire. This talk will draw from original research into the team structure and hiring practices of the most interesting companies in the Bay Area and beyond. Listeners will leave with an understanding of when is the right time to hire a data scientist, how to interview them reliably, and specific recommendations about where to find great ones.

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Katie Kent

Director, Educational Outcomes, Galvanize
Katie Kent is Director of Educational Outcomes at Galvanize, home to industry-focused training programs for data science and engineering. At Galvanize, she leads the team responsible for hiring partnerships and educational outcomes. As first employee at data science training startup Zipfian Academy, Katie grew the business from concept to acquisition. At VC firm Greenstart, she helped software startups working on data and design-driven products... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Workshop Room


Featured Session: Recruiting at Scale to Build a Sustainable Culture of Great Design
IBMers around the world are working on relentlessly reinventing our 104-year-old company and we’re using IBM Design Thinking to help us scale this transformation. We’re focused on closing a massive talent gap of over 1000+ designers within our core business units and in the last 2.5 years, we’re proud to have hired 450+ amazing designers and front-end developers into IBM Studios worldwide and more importantly into fulfilling and challenging careers.

Since we’ve kicked off the design & front-end developer talent mission - we’ve received and have been impressed by thousands of resumes; we’ve asked to see portfolios; and we’ve been curious to learn through about our candidates through their work. To put it simply, we’ve been inspired by great talent - and we love their hearing stories. 

As the head of our global recruiting program, I’ve been asked many times by candidates, universities, conferences, and design organizations what we look for in candidates for IBM Design and how we’ve built a scalable program within the world’s largest technology company. Today, I’m going to tell you …

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Maria Elavumkal

Head of Talent, IBM Design, IBM
Maria Elavumkal is the Head of Talent for IBM Design and is responsible for building high-performing design teams and closing a massive designer talent gap within core business units. She leads the team that successfully hired 450+ designers and front-end developers into IBM Studios worldwide in a whole new way in just 2.5 years.  | | Previously, Maria led launch activities to drive millions of dollars in sales and maintained... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Main Stage


Workshop: The Candidate Experience: Inside and Out
In this workshop recruiters get a chance to hear from candidates about their experience with brands via the recruiting process. On the flip side, candidates will get a chance to understand what happens to their resume when they apply for a job. In this interactive session, each side of the candidate experience gets a peak at how looks from the other side.

Tuesday June 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Workshop Room


Featured Session: I Don't Care About Your Syntax, I Care About Your Brain

Way too many firms, hiring managers and technical leaders worry about what tech stacks or what programming languages a person knows. It's a red herring. The only people to hire are integrated, self-learning, aggressively curious types. The best technical and analytic talents have brains that are on fire - they burn with an insatiable appetite to figure out how the world works and a desire to do something about it. Part of dissecting how the world works is figuring out how to build things, analyze them, tear them up, start over, do it differently, try a new team, try a new technology – all of it. Dig in, get dirty, question, answer, requestion!

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Russell Foltz-Smith

VP, Data Platform, TrueCar
Russ is the VP, Data Platform at TrueCar. He oversees the creation and operation of the data platform, the industry's leading automotive marketplace intelligence system. Prior to TrueCar Russ held product, business and technical leadership positions at Wolfram Alpha, IAC, Grind Networks and Business.com. He has launched several startups and helped venture firms evaluate new technologies and startups. Outside of business pursuits he writes about... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 2:00pm - 5:15pm
Main Stage


Panel: The Career Path of the 26% in Tech
In a nation where 26% of the workforce is made up of women, where women are lead adopters and the saying “I don’t know how she does it,” is said too often. The women in today's workforce are breaking down barriers and changing the industry. During this panel, discover what has made these executives at top tech companies drive their business to success and how they see women in tech continuing to change the industry.

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Dominique DeGuzman

Infrastructure Engineer, Twilio
Dom is a self-taught software engineer with a background in enterprise desktop hardware support and formalized public speaking. As a Cloud Services and Infrastructure Engineer at Twilio, she focuses on development pipeline, infrastructure monitoring, and internal communications tools. Alongside development, Dom is one of the founding members of "Skittles", the diversity and inclusion initiative at Twilio. She travels around the globe speaking... Read More →
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Kimber Lockhart

CTO, One Medical Group
Kimber Lockhart is CTO at One Medical Group – a rapidly growing model of primary care that integrates innovative design with leading technology to deliver higher quality service while lowering the total cost of care. Previously, Kimber co-founded Increo, a web-based service that allows users to share and review documents in a secure space. Increo was acquired by Box in 2009, and she scaled the web application engineering team over the... Read More →
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Dianne Marsh

Director of Engineering, Netflix
Dianne Marsh is a Director of Engineering for Netflix, where she leads a team responsible for tools and systems used by nearly all engineers in the company for continuous integration, delivery and deployment to the AWS cloud. In addition to internal use, her team often releases their software as open source tools to the broad community. In 2013, Dianne co-authored Atomic Scala, an introductory book on Scala, with Bruce Eckel. Dianne earned a... Read More →
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Heidi Williams

Sr Director of Platform Engineering, Box
As Sr Director of Platform Engineering at Box, Heidi is responsible for Platform Core (middle-tier business and application logic), Partner Integrations, View API, Developer Experience, and broadening the Platform vision overall. | | Prior to her role at Box, Heidi spent 17 years at Adobe in a variety of roles. She started at Macromedia as an engineer right out of college and worked her way up to engineering management. After Adobe acquired... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Main Stage


Panel: Company Culture: It's Not Skin Deep
A lot of companies have sweet snacks, shuttles, and even laundry services that are designed to motivate people to work long hours and never go home. Creating a better workplace requires considering the whole person – promoting fitness, involving families, letting workers interact as friends, providing fulfilling work, and reaching out to the community – not just filling up employees with Oreos and IPAs. In this session, panelists will share strategies for integrating work and personal life for employees, with offerings like bring your family to work day and cooking classes for partners. By helping employees stay active, healthy, and connected with their friends and family, companies can help them do better work and be better people.

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Sandy Strong

Site Reliability Engineer, Twitter
Sandy Strong has spoken at PyCon and DjangoCon. She is an active participant in @WomEng events, and is engaged in the San Francisco tech community as a mentor and instructor for Python beginners. She is employed as a Site Reliability Engineer at Twitter.

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Gina Lau

Sr. Manager, Team Operation, HelloSign
Gina Lau is the Sr. Manager of TeamOps for HelloSign, home to the easiest way to electronically sign documents. At HelloSign, Gina and her team are in charge of empowering team success. This means building an HR function from ground up, collaborating company-wide to roll out core values and staying on the pulse of what drives engagement across the team. While sharpening her HR chops working for the Bloomingdale's corporate office, she managed... Read More →
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Ryan Newman

Head of Talent, Chartboost
Ryan is Head of Talent at Chartboost, the world's largest platform for mobile game developers, helping them increase revenues and discover new players.   He and his team have been responsible for explosive growth across all areas the organization with offices in SF, Amsterdam, and Tokyo.  Originally hailing from the great state of Ohio, he has over 10 years of recruiting experience in the Bay Area, most recently with Involver... Read More →
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Kim Rohrer

Director of People Operations, Disqus
Kim Rohrer is the Director of People Operations at Disqus (disqus.com), a San Francisco-based tech company whose mission is to create a better internet through better online community and conversation. She joined Disqus as its first Office Manager (and auspiciously, employee #13) and proceeded to grow the team (currently 53 employees) and build the HR/People Operations function from the ground up. Kim is also the co-founder of the Organization... Read More →
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Dan Smolkin

Manager, Human Resources, Quixey
While working at Quixey, Dan has worn almost every hat imaginable within HR. Shortly after Quixey raised its Series A, Dan joined as the ninth full-time employee and took ownership of the HR function – building out the infrastructure that would help it grow to 250+ employees spanning four international offices. He has been as bold to say that your HR person should be one of your first ten hires. (And if he isn’t able to convince... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Stage


Inside the Mind of Tech Recruiting
An interactive session, this workshop will dive into the world of tech recruiting. Topics covered will include tough-to-fill positions and strategies for filling these roles, the changing landscape of tech recruiting, and best practices for recruiters.

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Jan Choi

Senior Recruiter, Jobvite
Jan Choi has over 10 years of experience in HR and tech recruiting with companies including LinkedIn, Bloomspot, Okta, and Jobvite. She specializies in recruiting for high growth technology companies.

Tuesday June 2, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Workshop Room


Featured Session: How to Hire Like a Human
The market for top talent is fiercely competitive, and yet the hiring process is fraught with frustrations for everyone involved – recruiters, interviewers, and candidates alike. Learn how Lever is using real-time, collaborative technology to get the core of the problem and build a hiring process designed for humans, not data entry. We’re on a mission to reshape corporations into human-centered workplaces and reimagining how organizations can think about growth, with talent and teamwork at the center. 

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Sarah Nahm

Founder and CEO, Lever
Sarah is the CEO at Lever, a hiring platform that helps companies embrace growth through collaborative technology. She steers Lever’s design-driven approach and leads their mission to put talent and teams at the center of organizations. Lever has helped scale the teams of some of today’s biggest success stories, including Box, Lyft, Foursquare, Slack, and GitHub. | | Prior to Lever, Sarah worked at Google on initiatives as diverse as... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Main Stage


Featured Talk: Employees that play together stay together: Creating a culture that sticks
Play is an essential part of every child's life and is vital for the enjoyment of childhood as well as social, emotional and intellectual development. By using the role of play in the workplace it can have exactly the same effect. Making a team stronger, happier and more connected. From dance offs to picnics and dressing up to running clubs, Chief Operating Officer, Ville Kurki, will share some of Idean’s playtime favorites that have helped the global design firm create and maintain it’s unique culture.

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Ville Kurki

COO, Idean

Tuesday June 2, 2015 4:00pm - 4:10pm
Main Stage


Panel: Intern to CTO
After you land your first internship at a fast growing startup-- what’s next? Going from intern to the CTO of your own company while it may be a seemingly big leap-- its not impossible. This panel will feature leaders from tech organizations, discussing how they got to where they are today.

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Jonathan Dinu

VP of Academic Excellence, Galvanize
Jonathan is currently the VP of Academic Excellence at Galvanize. Previously, he founded Zipfian Academy, which recently has been acquired by Galvanize. He first discovered his love of all things data while studying Computer Science and Physics at UC Berkeley. In a former life, he worked for Alpine Data Labs developing distributed machine learning algorithms for predictive analytics on Hadoop. | | Jonathan has always had a passion for... Read More →

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Alina Steinberg Baugh

Head of Human Resources & Talent Acquisition, Bitcasa
Alina is a seasoned EoP (Everything of People) professional, with over 18 years of experience including executive level positions at Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. | After graduating with a Masters in Counseling Psychology Alina joined Oracle in their University Recruiting department, and is now the Head of HR for Bitcasa; a cloud software solutions company for the device economy. | | Alina is a builder of culture and a... Read More →
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Shawn Drost

Co-Founder, HackReactor
Shawn Drost is Co-founder of Hack Reactor, the leader in immersive education for computer programming, where he manages the Remote Beta program and the Last Mile's Code.7370 curriculum at San Quentin State Prison. Prior to Hack Reactor, Shawn was a software engineer, most recently at OkCupid, and a founder of several non-profit and for-profit initiatives.
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Jason Smale

Engineering Director, Zendesk
Jason runs Zendesk's engineering teams spread throughout the APAC region. During the last 3 years at Zendesk he and his teams have touched nearly every part of the stack; from building front-end JavaScript frameworks to spinning up Hadoop clusters. Prior to joining Zendesk, Jason worked for Deloitte Digital building websites for clients including Adobe, VMWare & Australia Post.

Tuesday June 2, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Stage


Lighting Talk: Fostering a Healthy and Authentic Company Culture
Company culture can be a strange and elusive thing. As tempting as it is to try and control it, you can’t because it emerges organically from the diverse fabric of the people. Culture can be influenced by beliefs and guiding principles however. Tony Brinton will talk about Motivate Design’s rich and diverse culture and some of the shared values that have helped shape the living soul of the company.

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Tony Brinton

Vice President, Motivate Design
Tony is an Experience Design Leader with 20 years experience, working for a variety of design, advertising and consulting firms across the US.  | | As Vice President of Motivate Design, an insight-driven design firm, Tony's focus is to help businesses use design to its potential, and guide them on their journey to becoming design-driven organizations.

Tuesday June 2, 2015 5:00pm - 5:10pm
Main Stage


Lightning Talk: Keys To An Extraordinary Culture
Ordinary cultures produce ordinary results. In this lightning talk Shane will share actionable insights on how to create an extraordinary culture that supports each team member in being their best selves.

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Shane Metcalf

VP, Customer Success, 15Five
Shane Metcalf is Vice President of Customer Success at 15Five, where he is helping to transform the way employees and managers communicate. Shane has also been coaching CEO’s and their teams for the past 8 years around organizational health, leadership and culture.

Tuesday June 2, 2015 5:10pm - 5:20pm
Main Stage


Lighting Talk: Lyft for Work
Tuesday June 2, 2015 5:20pm - 5:30pm
Main Stage


Hiring Mixer Registration Opens
Tuesday June 2, 2015 5:30pm - 6:00pm


Hirepalooza 2015 Culture Awards
Tuesday June 2, 2015 6:00pm - 6:20pm
Main Stage


Hirepalooza Hiring Mixer
Tuesday June 2, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm