Opening Remarks

9:00am–9:05am Monday, 10/14/2013
Location: Mercury Ballroom and Rotunda Level:
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)

Program Chairs, Kate Matsudaira and Eli Goodman, welcome you to Cultivate.

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Kate Matsudaira


Kate specializes in creating and operating large-scale web applications. Her focus has primarily rested on SaaS applications and big data. She has extensive experience building and managing high-performance teams, and considers herself a fan of agile development practices and the lean startup movement.  
She is currently founding her own startup, popforms, but has held roles as developer, project manager, product manager, and people manager at great companies including
Amazon and Microsoft. The last seven years she has been a VP of Engineering/CTO for companies like  SEOmoz, Decide, and prior to that Delve Networks (acquired by Limelight). 

Follow her  blog to see her writings on tech and leadership. She is also the curator of the
Technology and Leadership Newsletter (TLN), as well as a cofounder of Recruiting Hacks.

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Eli Goodman


Eli Goodman is a director of engineering at Etsy, a website where people can buy and sell wonderful handmade and vintage goods. He’s been programming computers since back in the day. Now that he’s a leader, he’s been excited to figure out the processes, structures, philosophies, and psychological factors that lead to great things getting made. He’s also a world-renowned taco aficionado.

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Ralph Decatrel
10/15/2013 12:29pm EDT

Cultivate was well worth attending, thanks for putting it together. Will the presenter’s slides be made available?


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