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With Nikolai Avteniev (Software Enggr, LinkedIn), Stacy Gorelik (Dir. Engg, Flatiron Health), Benjamin Berry (Head of Product & Engg, Urbint).
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Empire State Building, 350 5th Ave

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Join us for an evening of talks, discussion, & networking on topics related to platformization. Learn how engineers at leading tech companies approach building software systems & processes to support scale & growth. Food & drink will be provided at our LinkedIn NYC office at the Empire State Building.


1. "Designing DevOps for LinkedIn"

Abstract: In this talk I will share the story of how LinkedIn designed our system, Multiproduct, & what weve learned from implementing, operating & evolving over the last nine years. I will share examples of design & implementation decisions weve made & how those decisions impacted our ability to develop & deploy software. I will describe tools & automation weve built & the organizational structures that have emerged to support our software development system. The lessons we learned will help you with your decisions when designing a DevOps strategy for your company.

Speaker Bio: Nikolai Avteniev is a Senior Staff Software Engineer at LinkedIn NYC. After earning a graduate degree in Computer Science from NYU, Nikolai took the experience of building & running an Agile development team to Real Time Risk Systems, where he was one of the two founding engineers. While there, Nikolai leveraged the Agile software engineering values & practices to build a successful software product that helped hedge funds manage multibilliondollar portfolios in near realtime. From there, Nikolai joined New York City AdTech startup Intent Media, were he experienced Agile software development applied in a larger organization with multiple teams coordinating to deliver new product features at a furious pace.

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2. "Nuts & Bolts of Building a Platform Team"

Abstract: There isnt a single right way to establish & grow a platform across different organizations but there are certain general patterns that can be applied to avoid some major pitfalls.

Speaker Bio: Stacy Gorelik is a Senior Director of Engineering at Flatiron Health, a company that uses real-world data to accelerate cancer research. At Flatiron Stacy currently leads the Structured Data Platform effort that is responsible for extracting, processing & supplying regulatory quality structured data to the product teams. Stacy started her career as a software developer in the New York financial industry, working for a mix of financial institutions & technology/consulting firms. She then spent seven years at an educational technology company developing educational assessment software. Finally, prior to Flatiron, Stacy was an Eng Director at a media/technology company.

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3. "Building & using the AI Platforms"

Abstract: In recent years, we've seen a large number of AI platforms enabling non engineers to use AI, & AI platform as a service providers enabling engineers to use AI at scale. More recently, there has been a wave of startups enabled by AI without exposing AI to the end user. This new wave of AI enabled businesses has new questions to answer. I don't have all the answers, but in this talk I will share what I've learned so far.

Speaker Bio: Benjamin Berry is the Head of Product & Engineering at Urbint, a software company that enables utilities & infrastructure operators to manage risk & increase resiliency through AI-powered solutions. Throughout his career in the technology & software space, Benjamin has focused on delivering innovative solutions to large enterprises. He joined Urbint in 2018 after delivering multiple patented products on the road to IPOing Yext, one of the largest NYC based technology firms. As an engineering leader, hes built products at multiple venture backed companies. He holds a bachelors degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon.

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