One of the most exciting (and difficult) decisions for a software company to make is to rebuild its infrastructure. But once teams are spun up and start working, then what? Yvette Pasqua offers a practical perspective on how to successfully plan, design, build, and ship infrastructure, sharing lessons from the front lines of Meetup’s recent redesign.
In her role as Meetup’s CTO, Yvette has led an ambitious initiative to redesign and rebuild Meetup’s infrastructure, a process that has included:
Yvette offers an overview of this process before addressing key questions, including:
Yvette Pasqua is the CTO of Meetup, the world’s largest network of local communities, where she leads the engineering team with a focus on continuous learning, invention, and launching quality software and systems. Her team’s work enables 25+ million members in 182 countries to organize, build community, and meet up around the world. Those members have created 230,000 Meetup groups, including 30,000 dedicated to technology—one step in Meetup’s mission to have a “Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything.” Prior to joining Meetup, Yvette’s career included leadership roles at startups and product development firms, most notably as the general manager at Schematic/Possible and director of technology at AKQA. Yvette was responsible for leading the team who built Grindr during the early days of Grindr’s most rapid growth.
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