Here’s just a snapshot of what you’ll hear at the event in our TED-style short talks:
‘Alexa, find me the biggest job of my career’
It’s hard to imagine Amazon’s Director of Engineering walking away just after the launch of Echo – but that’s exactly what John Thimsen did. Now Head of Engineering at Qualtrics, find out why John saw it as an opportunity of a lifetime and hear first hand how he’s scaling the team from 50 to 400 engineers to fuel Qualtrics’ meteoric rise.
How engineers are defining the Qualtrics culture
Everything starts with the engineers, according to Head of Poland for Qualtrics, Piotr Uryga. As he looks to scale the Poland engineering team in Qualtrics, he’ll explain how the culture driven by independent co-located engineering teams owning their software is the bedrock for the rest of the organisation that’s helping us stand out from the rest of the market.
Machine learning, AI and text analysis
Hear from Senior Engineering Manager, Ryan Debenham, about how AI and machine learning are driving a revolution in text analytics that could be a game-changer for the way people interact with brands and employers. He’ll explore the latest developments and how Qualtrics is using them to develop advanced text analytics.
Catch me if you can – how continuous deployment keeps Qualtrics in front
When you’re leading the category (or defining it in our case), you can’t stop for a second. So how can Qualtrics keep up its rapid pace of development as competitors scramble to match it? Hear from Craig Kulfan, Senior Director of Engineering at Qualtrics about how he introduced continuous deployment for whole Amazon Web Services and how he’s bringing those lessons with him to keep Qualtrics ahead of the game.
- 5:30pm Registration & drinks
- 6:30pm Speaker Presentations
- 8pm+ Food, networking and entertainment
During the networking, you will be able to talk with over 20 our senior engineers and find out about our highly scalable AWS backed CDN, our Data Platform that uses Kafka to power our Analytics Engine or how the first team in Krakow is creating our React Native mobile app.
Who are Qualtrics?
Qualtrics is a rapidly growing software-as-service company and the world leader in experience management. In 2017 we launched our Experience Management Platform that powers the core experiences for 8,500 of the world’s biggest brands.
We’ve grown fast. We’ve gone from 52 to 300 engineers in just 2 years and our last funding round valued us at $2.5bn. It’s all been built by the amazing people we hire, like John Thimsen (former Director of Engineering of Amazon) and Julie Larsson Green (former CXO of Microsoft).