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Rich Kilmer

Rich Kilmer
VP Research & Development, LivingSocial

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Rich is VP R&D for LivingSocial. Rich is leading LivingSocial’s efforts to dominate the local commerce marketplace through technological innovation. Rich, previously CEO and Co-Founder of InfoEther, also co-founded Ruby Central, a non-profit promoting Ruby and its community. Prior to InfoEther, Rich was CTO & Co-Founder of Roku Technologies. In his 20 years as a software technologist, he has been a CEO, CTO, sales engineer, designer, consultant and a systems security manager in the Air Force at the Pentagon.


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Location: Room 345
Rich Kilmer (LivingSocial)
Average rating: ****.
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As a startup, it's critical to understand which technology you should build and which technology you should buy. As a product or service company it's also critical to understand since your customers may be weighing the same decision. It's not just about technology either. Building vs. buying can apply to the team itself. This talk will outline our lessons learned. Read more.