Speaker: Mike McGarr

Engineering Leader, Frontend Infrastructure @Slack

Mike McGarr is an engineering leader who resides in the heart of Silicon Valley. Mike currently leads Slack’s Frontend Infrastructure team, focused on building a great JavaScript client. Prior to Slack, Mike lead Netflix’s Developer Productivity team, who was focused on building tools and services to make engineers at Netflix productive. Mike is also one of the founders and co-organizers of the Productivity Engineering Silicon Valley meetup. Mike also had a brief stint as a co-host on the popular podcast, the Ship Show Podcast. Prior to moving to the valley, Mike was hard at work in Washington D.C. building software solutions for the federal government. You can catch Mike riding his bike or speaking at conferences about technology and how make engineering organizations more effective.

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Tracks

  • Career Hacking

    Strategies for advancing the skills that advance your career. Look for mentoring, speaking, empathy, and career paths.

  • Advances in FinTech

    Finance is king in London. What's happening and what should you be paying attention to with modern #FinTech

  • Security Transformation

    How do you actually start with a security mindset? Learn techniques for making security a first-class concern.

  • Tech Ethics: The Intersection of Human Welfare & STEM

    What does it mean to be ethical in software? Hear how the discussion is evolving and what is being said in ethics today.

  • Bare Knuckle Performance

    Killing latency and getting the most out of your hardware.

  • Evolving Java & the JVM

    6 month cadence, cloud-native deployments, scale, Graal, Kotlin, and beyond. Learn how the role of Java and the JVM is evolving.