Strava Girl Geek Dinner 2019
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“Growth Engineering Beyond Metrics” by Annie Graham, iOS engineer
Strava’s growth team aims to deliver product value to new users as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Annie will explain how the Growth team’s speedy, creative, and experimentation-focused culture helps them achieve this goal in the context of specific projects.
“Performance at Scale” by Harini Iyer, server engineer
Strava’s 36 million athletes live around the globe and use a diverse range of devices. Building a consistent, reliable and fast product at this scale is challenging. Working on performance in the mobile apps requires understanding all aspects of a feature from UI bottlenecks to how each part of the backend system is behaving. Harini will talk about how we tackle performance in our core feature set, including instrumentation and tooling techniques we use to measure performance.
“Career Development: Tools for Reaching Your goals” by Elyse Gordon, senior engineering manager
Figuring out how to create a career out of a job is hard. Whether you are just starting out or looking to make your next big move, it’s important to understand what it takes to be successful. We’ll walk through the tools you need to build a foundation of learning and growth that will help you on your ever-evolving career journey.
“Data + Scale + Community = Impact” by Cathy Tanimura, senior director, analytics & data science
One of the most exciting parts of working at Strava is our data. The combination of scale (over 2 billion activities), variety (geospatial, social graph, product interactions, and more), and subject matter (athletes doing what they love) are a unique and powerful combination. This talk will give a glimpse of the technical engineering challenges, business analysis questions, and innovative data science products that we work on every day.
“Solve Your Hard Problems First: Product Development for Athletes + Brands” by Lia Siebert, product manager
Strava Business works to create unique ways for brands to help athletes achieve their goals and discover new experiences. Lia will share stories about generating new product concepts when the stakeholders are many, the metrics are in conflict, and the stakes for the business are high.
“A Brand for All Seasons” by Amanda Sim, senior brand designer
Strava’s Brand team makes sure “Strava” shows up in the world in ways that resonate deeply with our athletes. We work towards being one step ahead of what athletes expect to see; aiming to frame Strava in unique and fun ways that challenge, inspire, and excite athletes and how they think about and show up in their active lives on Strava. Amanda will share how brand design can change the way people think about and interact with a digital product.
Strava Chief Product Officer Stephanie Hannon is emceeing.
Join us at Strava in downtown San Francisco for a Girl Geek Dinner on February 12th, 2019! We will be presented with lightning talks from Strava girl geeks – on growth, performance, managing your career, data, product and brand design.
Elyse Kolker Gordon
Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes our attitude and ambition: We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to build the most engaged community of athletes in the world. Every day, we’re searching for new ways to inspire athletes and make the sports they love even more fun. But it’s not only about achieving – we’re an inclusive team, dedicated to elevating each other and the members of our community. That balanced approach has helped us revolutionize our industry, and we’re just getting started. Millions of athletes are on Strava, millions more will come. When you’re ready for a challenge and a team that will support you along the way, join us.