Evan Hammer

Evan Hammer

Head of Product at Focusmate

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Seniority

8 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Agile / Scrum
Building a Team
Career Path
Collaboration
Cross-functional collaboration
Deadlines
Diversity
Feedback
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Hiring
Impact
Juniors
Leadership
Managing Up
Meetings
Motivation
New Manager
New PM
OKR
Onboarding
One-on-one
Prioritization
Product
Product Team
Productivity
Remote
Retention
Roadmap
Team processes
Personal growth

Head of Product @ Focusmate. Former: Director of Engineering @ Vimeo, Engineering Manager @ Codecademy, CEO/Co-Founder @ Smart Host. Brown University. Songwriter. Board Games.

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Stories

Managing a team of former peers
3 May

Evan Hammer talks about how he handled transitioning to managing a team of his former peers.

Team reaction
New Manager
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
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Evan Hammer

Evan Hammer

Head of Product at Focusmate

Increase accountability through commitments and follow-up
26 January

Evan Hammer talks about how his team increased their accountability, so they got more done and knew whether they were on track.

Sharing the vision
Team processes
Career Path
Product
Internal Communication
Deadlines
Managing Expectations
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Evan Hammer

Evan Hammer

Head of Product at Focusmate

Experience

Director of Engineering, OTT

Vimeo

Jul 2018 - current

CEO / Software Engineer / Co-Founder

Smart Host

Jun 2014 - Jul 2017

Smart Host helps vacation rental companies make more money through dynamic, market-driven pricing. • Sold company to Beyond Pricing (2017) • Managed 4 reports • Techstars in Austin (Summer '14) Tech: React, Python (Flask, SQLAlchemy), SQL (Postgres), AWS. \--- I led Smart Host through a $500K seed round, brand and product launches, our first hires, and an acquisition. My work often boiled down to communication: did everybody on our team understand each other and our customers? We committed to measurable improvements on customer-oriented metrics. I ran our sprints and held us to these commitments. I was also responsible for creating and maintaining consensus on strategy and for our finances. As the senior web engineer on the team, I built our front-end app using React. And I architected our backend web server to maintain time-series, pricing data for 300,000 vacation rentals, using Python and Flask.

Software Engineer

Freelancer

Aug 2013 - Dec 2016

Clients: • Meetup (https://www.meetup.com) • Victoria's Secret (https://victoriassecret.com) • Compass (https://compass.com) • Spring (https://shopspring.com) Tech: • Javascript (React, Redux, Express, Backbone) • Python (Flask, SQLAlchemy) • HTML/CSS (SASS / LESS) • SQL

CEO / Software Engineer / Co-Founder

Jackalope

Sep 2012 - Mar 2014

We do the tedious tasks your business requires. • Built a service-to-service data transformer using Asana and TaskRabbit's API's. • Built a Python component library for HTML5. • Automated the integration between our web product and an outsourced task force. • Tech: Python (Tornado), SQL (SQLAlchemy, Postgres), Heroku.

Sales Engineer / Field Developer

HP Autonomy

Nov 2005 - Aug 2012

• Engineered over 100 POCs that connected Java/JSP web apps with Autonomy databases. • Reviewed business requirements with potential buyers and existing clients, and converted these requirements into technical specifications. • Embedded onsite for multiple years with high profile clients.

Songwriter / Bassist

Big Mosey

Sep 2010 - Apr 2012

• Toured with Big Mosey to Norway, Boston, Philly, and New York. • Released an EP, Homeward At Daybreak.

Access Database Consultant

Lifespan

Jun 2005 - Nov 2005

• Worked with Project VISTA at Miriam Hospital. • Developed a client and treatment tracking database and survey with Visual Basic and SQL. • Designed and implemented a transfer system for legacy data.

Assistant Sales Representative

Leslie WaterWorks

Jul 2001 - Aug 2001

Scouted out and cold called potential leads across Long Island.

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