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Hi everyone! My name is Will Wagner and I am currently CTO at Coffee Meets Bagel, where I lead a team of 25 people. Prior to that I was CTO of YouCaring that eventually got acquired by GoFundMe. I also worked at SurveyMonkey as the VP of Engineering for 7 years and grew the engineering organization from around 16 to over 150 across 4 locations.
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Next time slot available November 27, 2020 6:00 PM (GMT)
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Coffee Meets Bagel is one of the leading online dating services that uses the power of technology to help people find and connect to establish meaningful relationships. We're a fast growing company that invests in machine learning and AI to provide a well curated list of matches as well as building great user experiences on mobile devices. We hire data engineers and scientists, python engineers, infrastructure engineers, as well as client engineers in iOS and Android. If you are looking for female founded and led organization with a strong culture and mission and want to help us build products, systems, and algorithms at scale, we want to hear from you.
Chief Technology Officer
Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
YouCaring is the leader in the compassionate crowdfunding space, helping people raise money for medical, educational, and other need-based expenses. The platform connects charitable givers on our trusted platform to those with real needs. As CTO, I oversee a strong engineering culture and a great geographically diverse team. YouCaring is a technology and data driven company that is growing quickly with a strong mission of innovation to help people succeed in charitable fundraising.
YouCaring had a successful exit and was acquired by GoFundMe.
Senior Technical Consultant
Aug 2017 - current
Reporting to the CEO, working with Engineering, Product, and Design leadership to help organize and grow the EPD team at Hearsay
SVP of Engineering at SurveyMonkey, managing a team of over 150 talented people as we continue to grow both organically and through acquisition. We have engineering teams spread 4 offices within North America.
Originally hired as a Sr. Software Engineer but quickly transitioned to managing the staff.
While running our engineering department, we grew the team from 8 to it's current size of around 150. Helped acquire and retain top talent and organize the team and processes for high velocity and quality delivery of new product features.
As part of our impressive growth, we made a huge investment to a new platform based on micro-services, python, and client side web applications from it's original monolithic stack. We currently have around 70 independent micro-services that power our platform that receives millions of new survey responses each day.
Help on technical evaluations of possible acquisitions as well as integrating teams and products from successful acquisitions into the SurveyMonkey family.
Foxmarks / Xmarks
Jul 2008 - Aug 2010
Sr Software Developer
Aug 2005 - Jul 2008
Previously, developed a prototype XUL desktop application using the Mozilla XUL framework with both hands-on development of XPCOM components and XUL.
Jan 2004 - Dec 2007
Blogged about consumer electronics and issues surrounding television and computer technology convergence. Also developed freeware application that automatically downloaded and converted video from a TiVo DVR to a variety of handheld devices including the iPod and PSP using C++ and COM.
Director Engineering Services
May 2003 - Aug 2005
Developed software for scanners.
CTO & Founder
Jan 2000 - May 2003
Developed Bookmarking Client/Server Software
Director of 3rd Party Products
May 1993 - Dec 1999
Developed software for scanners including working with 3rd party vendors and partners to produce Visioneer branded products for our users.
Project Manager / Sr Software Engineer
Claris (Apple Computer)
May 1990 - May 1993
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