Building and maintaining complex distributed systems
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Lisa van Gelder

Lisa van Gelder
Senior Vice President of Technology, Bauer Xcel Media


Lisa van Gelder is senior vice president of technology at Bauer Xcel Media. Lisa has been writing software for over 17 years, ever since she started building websites in 1999, but she soon discovered that backend problems were way more fun. Her career has taken her from small startups to large media organizations between London and New York, including the Guardian newspaper and the BBC. She is mostly powered by coffee.


11:25am–12:05pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Technical Leadership
Location: LL21 E/F
Level: Non-technical
Lisa van Gelder (Bauer Xcel Media)
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Lisa van Gelder shares what she learned from an accidental A/B test. Last year, she interviewed for a new executive job at the same time as two (white, male) friends, and they compared notes. Lisa explains how "unqualified" is used to reject marginalized groups in tech and what we can do about it—both as individuals interviewing and as hiring managers looking to improve the interview process. Read more.