Virtual Strava Girl Geek Dinner 2021 – Lightning Tech Talks, Executive Leadership Panel & Networking Hour!
Join the livestreaming VIRTUAL STRAVA GIRL GEEK DINNER on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm (Pacific Time). You are invited to join us for LIGHTNING TECH TALKS (on ML, data, culture, performance) and EXECUTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION, followed by by NETWORKING HOUR with icebreakers! About our Strava speakers:
“ML at Strava: From Data to Personalized Athlete Experience” by Lucinda Zhao, Lead/Senior ML Engineer
At Strava, we strive to provide more values to Athletes at scale. In this talk, Lucinda will give a flavor of the problems ML engineers work with at Strava, the typical workflow and scopes in this domain, the uniqueness of Strava data, and also challenges and learnings.
“Scaling Oncall Culture with a Growing Product: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ownership” by Sara Shi, Engineering Lead & Manager
In 2019, 94% of all incidents at Strava were handled by only 20% of the engineering organization. Now nearly every engineer at Strava (even our CTO!) is on call and owns their own products. How did Strava get here? Sara will discuss the prerequisites to building a successful oncall culture, learning to become comfortable with discomfort, leaning onto others for support, and Strava’s journey in scaling its oncall culture.
“Go For Launch: Load Testing to Ensure Performance at Scale” by Michelle Dobbs, Senior Server Engineer
In June, Strava launched a new group challenges feature as part of an existing global challenges system. Work needed to be done to ensure that the new challenges would be performant and not impact performance of existing features. Michelle will discuss how we developed a multi-phase load testing strategy for ensuring a smooth launch day, and how load testing outcomes led to improved developer productivity tools.
🍿 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PANEL moderated by Camille Tate, Head of Talent:
Shailvi Wakhlu, Senior Director of Data
Elyse Kolker Gordon, Director of Engineering
MacBeth Watson, VP of Design & Research
Tara King-Hughs, Senior Director of Product Management
Danielle Guy, Principal Technical Program Manager
Join us to learn from our product leaders at Strava. This amazing group of leaders will cover a range of topics including honing your craft to be successful in consumer tech, how to approach building inclusive product and leading through change!
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.