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Adam Christian

Adam Christian
VP of Engineering, Sauce Labs Inc

Website | @admc

Adam studied Business and Computer Science, followed by an intense Javascript and Python development education working at the Open Source Applications Foundation in San Francisco. He then went on to build front-end automation testing tools for Slide and Mozilla before landing at Sauce Labs as a Javascript and Web Developer. He continued with Sauce Labs, running first the front-end development team, and then taking over the Engineering organization. During the last 4+ years, the company has grown quickly in regards to users, customers and headcount – and continues to do so.

Sessions

Culture & Organizational Change
Location: 118/119 Level: Advanced
Adam Christian (Sauce Labs Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 25 ratings)
I've spent the last four years at Sauce Labs making the transition from small startup Javascript Developer, to "Engineering Management" in a rapidly growing startup environment. I would like to share what I've learned about management, startups, and personal growth. This is the talk I wish I had seen, regularly, for the last 4 years - it would have saved me mountains of time and heartache. Read more.
Office Hours
Location: Table B (Banquet Hall)
Adam Christian (Sauce Labs Inc)
Are you ready for an intense, exciting, and rewarding exploration of the startups jungle? Adam will clear you a path. Come talk about organizational structure of engineering teams; efficiently integration and operating a partially remote team, benefits and challenges; and hiring and recruiting community management. Read more.