Derek Hollis

Derek Hollis

iOS Engineering Manager at Slack

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Seniority

20 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

Management Experience

Company Culture
Team processes

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Choosing Between Native And Hybrid Approaches To Mobile Development
9 April

Derek Hollis discusses the differences between native and hybrid development, and which type of development to choose and why.

Dev Processes
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Managing Expectations
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Derek Hollis

Derek Hollis

iOS Engineering Manager at Slack

How To Change A Culture Using Company Practices
9 April

Derek Hollis talks about how company processes and company culture are interrelated, and how processes can be used to shift company culture.

Company Culture
Dev Processes
Team processes
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Derek Hollis

Derek Hollis

iOS Engineering Manager at Slack

Experience

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Aym Technologies, LLC

Mar 2012 - Dec 2012

Managed IT department (Developers, Testers, System / Network support, and Help desk). Drove J2EE and .NET development projects using Agile methodology (by using JIRA’s Greenhopper tool) and delivered them an entire quarter early. Delivered IT Infrastructure project which increased performance by 35%. Automated manual tasks to free up staff to focus on top priorities. Implemented and maintained Apache HTTPD / Tomcat J2EE web server architecture. Strategized and implemented new products to offer for other revenue schemes. Architected interoperability between .NET and J2EE systems to cut down on redundancy, and prepare for .NET retirement. Streamlined process inefficiencies to reduce risk.

Founder & Partner

OCPSoft

Jan 2007 - Dec 2012

Contributor to the open source PrettyFaces URL rewriting and front-controller extension for Sun Microsystems' JSF web framework. Contributor to http://scrumshark.com, an agile platform / implementation of scrum tools. Developed using JSF, Spring DI, Spring Security (Acegi), Hibernate, and Tomcat.

Technical Development Lead

The Vanguard Group

Jun 2006 - Feb 2012

Managed team (7 Developers / 2 Testers) through the use of the Agile methodology. Lead developer and designer for external / internal enterprise financial investing J2EE web applications. Developed / supported an internal Agile (Scrum / Kanban) project management tool used across continents by 3000+ employees. Performed Scrum Master responsibilities where I would plan, task, and prioritize work. Also allocated resources across a project. Supported UNIX development environments for developers.

PC Technician Lead

Time Warner Cable

May 2004 - Jun 2006

Managed 4 other PC Technicians. Technical Support for 1400+ computer systems across 6 counties. Troubleshooted hardware, software, and network related issues. Imaged of desktops and laptops with Altiris, Ghost and Partition Magic. Developed Time Warner’s Ticket system and Inventory system. Built using Java Swing / AWT

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