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Growing and Scaling Engineering Teams

As our last event in 2017, we are super excited to have two amazing product and engineering leaders from Zendesk to sharing insights into growing and scaling engineering teams.

Talk: Scaling teams. Scaling you.

- by Adrian McDermott - President of Products, Zendesk

Scaling to your first 1,000 employees. Slightly brutal management and leadership behaviors and observations.

Talk: Engineering game plan

- by Soren Abildgaard - Senior VP of Engineering, Zendesk

Developing a winning game plan for your growing engineering team.

Speakers

Adrian McDermott - President of Products, Zendesk

Adrian McDermott has been leading the Product Management and Engineering teams for Zendesk since 2010. Zendesk is a publicly traded, web-based customer service software company founded in Denmark and now headquartered in San Francisco, California. Previously, he was Chief Technical Officer at Attributor, where he managed web crawling and content identification systems for text, video, and images. Adrian was the first engineer hired by Plumtree Software and remained with the company through the IPO and subsequent acquisition by BEA. Adrian is a Yorkshireman living in San Francisco

Soren Abildgaard - Senior VP of Engineering, Zendesk

Soren Abildgaard is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Zendesk. Zendesk is a publicly traded, web-based customer service software company founded in Denmark and now headquartered in San Francisco, California. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for TubeMogul, where he managed the Advertising Cloud platform. TubeMogul was acquired by Adobe. Prior to that, he held senior engineering positions at Microsoft and Autodesk.

Agenda

• 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Guest arrival + food & drinks

• 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM: Talk + Q&A

• 8:20 PM - 9:00 PM: Networking

Venue

This event will be hosted by Zendesk at their headquarter in San Francisco

Speakers
Adrian McDermott
Adrian McDermott
CTO @ Zendesk
Soren Abildgaard
Soren Abildgaard
EVP Engineering @ Zendesk
Adrian McDermott
Adrian McDermott
CTO @ Zendesk
Soren Abildgaard
Soren Abildgaard
EVP Engineering @ Zendesk
Agenda
2:00 AM+1
3:00 AM+1
Speak

Guest arrival + food & drinks

3:00 AM+1
4:20 AM+1
Speak

Talk + Q&A

Scaling teams. Scaling you.\nScaling to your first 1,000 employees. Slightly brutal management and leadership behaviors and observations.

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Adrian McDermott
Soren Abildgaard
4:20 AM+1
5:00 AM+1
Break

Networking

Event has finished
November 28, 2:00 AM, GMT
Location
1019 Market Street, Zendesk HQ, San Francisco, CA, USA
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Event has finished
November 28, 2:00 AM, GMT
Location
1019 Market Street, Zendesk HQ, San Francisco, CA, USA
Hosted by
ELC
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