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      Scaling Self-Service Revenue With Community Initiatives


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      About the Talk

      How can organic, community-first initiatives drive forward revenue goals without losing their authenticity? See how DigitalOcean’s Community initiatives are dedicated to serving developers around the world, and fuel the top of their self-service revenue funnel with “love” at the brand’s core.

      What You’ll Learn

      • How to supercharge organic community initiatives with paid support

      About the Presenter

      Carly Brantz, Chief Marketing Officer at DigitalOcean, brings more than 20 years of experience with a focus on scaling marketing operations and acquisition at high-growth technology companies. Her dedication to building high-performing teams—through fostering a strong culture that’s grounded in trust—has served as the foundation for many of her successes in business.



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      Scaling an Open Source Web App to 30 Countries in Less Than 3 Weeks


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      About the Talk

      How do 157 people from all over the world scale a web app to 30 countries in less than three weeks? We talk about how we built Coronastatus — an open source web application that enables people to self-report symptoms of COVID-19 — using DigitalOcean’s infrastructure.

      What You’ll Learn

      • How to manage an open source community distributed all over the world.
      • Being pragmatic in choice of tech when the clock is ticking.

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      About the Presenter

      After Michael McMillan hacked his own grades at university, he began building BustByte, a small consultancy based in Oslo, Norway. They help banks, hotels, and startups create exceptional software.



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      Scaling Up Engineering: Managing People, Process, and Technology at Each Growth Stage


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      “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

      About the Talk

      Al Sene, VP of Engineering at DigitalOcean, shares how you can avoid the pitfalls of a rapidly growing engineering team and anticipate key inflection points when scaling. Get tips on managing resources across people, process, and technology at each growth stage.

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      About the Presenter

      Al Sene is VP of Engineering at DigitalOcean. He leads DigitalOcean’s Product Development teams, including Compute, Networking, Storage, Developer Productivity, and Data Platforms & Sciences. He is responsible for driving innovation and velocity in key services and products to meet the evolving demands of DigitalOcean customers. Prior to DigitalOcean, he held VP of Engineering roles at DDN and NexGen Storage – which was acquired by Fusion-io and SanDisk. He has also held several technical and management roles at Hewlett-Packard. He studied Computer Science at St. Cloud State University and received his MBA from Colorado State University.



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