Engineering People

By Ryan Carson

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Interviews with the world’s leading engineering managers - so we can learn from their experience and ideas.
June 18, 2018
Mark has been with ConnectWise, Inc for 14 years and is currently Senior Director of Product Development for the ConnectWise software.  Mark is also chairman of the board of directors for Computer Mentors, a non-profit organization that teaches the fundamentals of programming, entrepreneurism, public speaking, and more to the underserved youth of our community.  He is also on the ISDS Advisory Board for the MUMA College of Business at the University of South Florida.  Since joining ConnectWise, Mark has been a key contributor in the development of the ConnectWise software and has helped to define and improve the software development process.  Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management, both from the University of South Florida. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-laplante-419b59a/
June 11, 2018
Thomas Price is the Director of Engineering of the Core Engineering division at the Standard where he focuses on the Core Applications and Enterprise Integration product teams. He was also until very recently responsible for the Application Security team at the Standard as well. Thomas started his career as a firmware developer and has slowly moved up the technology stack to desktop applications, mobile software and now enterprise software. He has spent a large portion of his career in regulated industries like medical devices, digital health, and insurance. He has also worked in commercial spaces like auto dealerships and storage servers. Most of his career has been in product development but now he is spending some time in IT driving the technology and platform transformation at the Standard. Thomas also sits on the Technology Leadership Committee at the Technology Association of Oregon as well as the Board and Steering Committee of the PSU/PDX Cooperative Education Program. He participates in one adventurous activity every year, which once included spending a weekend riding rodeo bulls, and this year will involve a Kayak/Camping trip through the San Juan Islands. Thomas holds a BS in Computer Science from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver. He has put his primary focus on improving the culture, processes and development effectiveness of organizations. Beyond that, he strives to engage with the local technology community in ways that bring value back to those he engages with. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasprice
June 4, 2018
Paul Hepworth is the VP of Engineering for UserTesting and has used Agile and Lean practices to build UserTesting's human insights platform to help businesses make better decisions more quickly.   Paul has been working in the tech industry for the past 20 years in software teams across the bay area. He has worked at large financial institutions and several small to medium startups.   Over the past 13 years, Paul has taken interest in rolling out lean methodologies through continuous delivery across the organizations he has been involved and has been witness to how continuous cultures can attract and retain top talent, deliver high-quality software quickly, and do all of this at a sustainable pace.   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phepworth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeppyHeppy
May 28, 2018
Mikey Butler is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at New Relic. He's responsible for Product Engineering, Platform Engineering, and Site Engineering Operations. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the software industry. The first half focused on system coding at Digital Equipment, Bank of America, Data General, Rolm and Sun. The latter half on engineering management for Cisco Systems, Sybase, BEA Systems, Intuit and, most recently, Seagate. And named one of the 50 Most Important African Americans in Technology at the 2009 Soul of Technology Innovation and Equity Symposium. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikey-butler-25602a1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeybutler  
May 21, 2018
Katie is a Director of Engineering at Buffer, a globally distributed team with no offices, and O’Reilly author. At Buffer, she leads the engineering team focusing on crafting productive, effective teams, developing career frameworks and engineering management practices and delivering a world-class software product. She previously worked as a software engineer before moving into leadership. Her writing has appeared in The Next Web, Inc Magazine and Fast Company. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleenwomersley/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/katie_womers 
May 14, 2018
Tim Olshansky is the Chief Technology Officer at Aconex, the most widely used online collaboration platform in the world for large capital projects. He joined Aconex in 2015 after the acquisition of a startup he co-founded, Worksite, the first fully cloud-based cost management system in the industry. He now leads the development of Aconex’s entire project collaboration solution, which powers some of the world’s largest projects like Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timols/
May 7, 2018 · transcript
Mark Barbir is the SVP Software Engineering at MINDBODY, where he oversees the software development lifecycle, project management, and quality assurance. With over 20 years of experience in both mobile and web, his passion is building great products and teams. Prior to MINDBODY, Mark led product management and software engineering at SenseLabs, which delivered mobile performance brain training to NBA, NFL, Olympic and Red Bull athletes.  His experience also includes supporting a diverse breadth of industries and global brands including household names such as Apple, Hewlett Packard, Philips, Pioneer, Oakley, Quiksilver, Roxy, Disney and many others. A Bay Area native and rabid Golden State Warriors fan, he spends time with his wife and three sons hanging out at local beaches, hiking, and camping. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markbarbir/
April 30, 2018
Wei Wei is the VP of Engineering at FreeWheel. He has been working at FreeWheel since 2007 (Comcast acquired FreeWheel in 2013). Wei played various roles in FreeWheel across Engineering, Client Services, and Business Operations in his 10-year tenure. Currently, he leads a Big Data Engineering team in New York to build a Cloud-based Linear Viewership data platform to help grow Comcast’s advertising business and drive the unification of Linear and Digital advertising. Wei has been an active advocate of new technology such as Big Data and Cloud, and modern engineering practice such as CI/CD and Scaled Agile. Before joining FreeWheel, Wei attended Tsinghua University in Beijing, China for his Bachelor and Master Computer Science degrees. He moved to New York in 2011 during working for FreeWheel. Other interesting facts about Wei: Wei is an avid video gamer and board gamer who plays games on a daily basis. Wei also likes hiking. Half Dome and Grand Canyon Rim2Rim are two of his most memorable hikes. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/weiwei9/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/weiwei9
April 23, 2018
Jim is New Relic's Chief Product Officer, overseeing the teams that design, build, and deliver New Relic's products. He has a passion for high performing teams and loves technology – especially when it's well architected, scalable, and fast. He loves helping New Relic's customers understand how data can be used to operate great digital experiences.   Prior to New Relic, Jim was the Chief Architect for the Wily Technology division of CA, where he was the technical lead for Introscope, an industry-leading web application performance monitoring solution. Prior to that, he was Chief Technology Officer for an internet-based trading system for the wholesale food industry. Jim also spent four years at Apple, Inc. and three years at Connectix Corporation working on virtualization technology. He holds an A.B. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-gochee-b170911/
April 16, 2018
Craig brings over 15 years experience leading, contributing to, and growing engineering organizations in top SaaS technology companies. Craig joined SendGrid in early 2015 from Cisco where as the Senior Engineering Director, he most recently grew the organization from a small co-located startup to a team of 150 distributed engineers. In his 7 years at Cisco, Craig held multiple Senior Engineering roles across Mobility, Platform, and Messaging focusing on growth and scale while modernizing architectures and processes. Prior to its acquisition by Cisco, Craig successfully grew from Technical Lead to VP of Engineering for Jabber where he was responsible for all of engineering – client (both desktop and mobility), server, and quality assurance. https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-kaes-04a06b5/

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