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Scaling Android Development

Jan Chong (Twitter)
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In January 2012, nearly all Twitter for Android code was written by three engineers. As of January 2014, Twitter for Android has dozens of unique contributors from over ten different teams. In this talk, we’ll discuss how Twitter moved to develop at scale from a single team-based development model to a project based development model that welcomes contributions from across the company.

We’ll discuss cultural challenges to making this change, as well as the tooling and the process we had to build to support it.

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Jan Chong


Jan Chong holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University. She has Ph.D from the Management Science and Engineering Department, also from Stanford. She is currently the Engineering Manager for the Twitter for Android team. Prior to joining Twitter, Jan ran client and server software development at OnLive.