What I’ve Learned
@vybs
Veena Basavaraj
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Engineering Lead @ LinkedIn
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Since 3 years
Wednesday, July 31, 13
credit http://www.slideshare.net/brettalexwallace
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Even more important
are Culture and
Values
Wednesday, July 31, 13
credit http://www.slideshare.net/brettalexwallace
[In]version
[In]day
[In]cubator
[In]tern
Mentor[in] [In]spire
Wednesday,...
2010-11
Wednesday, July 31, 13
What was our
mission?
Wednesday, July 31, 13
#1
Keep the site up and
running
Wednesday, July 31, 13
#2
Growing from
50M to connecting
all the world’s
professionals
Wednesday, July 31, 13
#3
Don’t forget
Site-Speed
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Core value
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Act like a owner
Don’t shy away from technical debt
Leverage - Fewer things done right
[IN]VERSION
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Wednesday, July 31, 13
employee to a valued
engineer
Wednesday, July 31, 13
2011-12
Wednesday, July 31, 13
What was our
mission?
Wednesday, July 31, 13
#1
Growing the team
Wednesday, July 31, 13
#2
Building strong
relationships
Wednesday, July 31, 13
#3
Get inspired
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Core value
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Act like a mentor
Building the team and the culture
getting inspired
collaborate across teams
[IN]TERN
MENTOR[IN]
[IN]DAY
...
[IN]days, meet-ups
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Traditions
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Hack [IN] days
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Mentors, Inspiring talks
Wednesday, July 31, 13
engineer to a mentor
Wednesday, July 31, 13
2012-13
Wednesday, July 31, 13
~1000 engineers
> 200 M users
Wednesday, July 31, 13
What was our
mission?
Wednesday, July 31, 13
#1
Deliver Delightful
products, building
value for users
Wednesday, July 31, 13
#2
Engineering
developer delight
Wednesday, July 31, 13
#3
Keep it open and
transparent
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Core value
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Act like a leader
Innovate
Openness and transparency
Take Intelligent Risks
[IN]CUBATOR
[IN]SPIRE
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Code for Open source
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Evangelizing and build on
open technologies
Wednesday, July 31, 13
mentor to a leader
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Key aspect of loving
what you do everyday
Wednesday, July 31, 13
is self-transformation
Wednesday, July 31, 13
Recap
Don’t shy away from technical debt
Leverage - Fewer things done right
Act like a owner
Building the team and the cul...
Thank you!
Wednesday, July 31, 13
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  1. 1. What I’ve Learned @vybs Veena Basavaraj Wednesday, July 31, 13
  2. 2. Engineering Lead @ LinkedIn Wednesday, July 31, 13
  3. 3. Since 3 years Wednesday, July 31, 13
  4. 4. credit http://www.slideshare.net/brettalexwallace Wednesday, July 31, 13
  5. 5. Even more important are Culture and Values Wednesday, July 31, 13
  6. 6. credit http://www.slideshare.net/brettalexwallace [In]version [In]day [In]cubator [In]tern Mentor[in] [In]spire Wednesday, July 31, 13
  7. 7. 2010-11 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  8. 8. What was our mission? Wednesday, July 31, 13
  9. 9. #1 Keep the site up and running Wednesday, July 31, 13
  10. 10. #2 Growing from 50M to connecting all the world’s professionals Wednesday, July 31, 13
  11. 11. #3 Don’t forget Site-Speed Wednesday, July 31, 13
  12. 12. Core value Wednesday, July 31, 13
  13. 13. Act like a owner Don’t shy away from technical debt Leverage - Fewer things done right [IN]VERSION Wednesday, July 31, 13
  14. 14. Wednesday, July 31, 13
  15. 15. employee to a valued engineer Wednesday, July 31, 13
  16. 16. 2011-12 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  17. 17. What was our mission? Wednesday, July 31, 13
  18. 18. #1 Growing the team Wednesday, July 31, 13
  19. 19. #2 Building strong relationships Wednesday, July 31, 13
  20. 20. #3 Get inspired Wednesday, July 31, 13
  21. 21. Core value Wednesday, July 31, 13
  22. 22. Act like a mentor Building the team and the culture getting inspired collaborate across teams [IN]TERN MENTOR[IN] [IN]DAY Wednesday, July 31, 13
  23. 23. [IN]days, meet-ups Wednesday, July 31, 13
  24. 24. Traditions Wednesday, July 31, 13
  25. 25. Hack [IN] days Wednesday, July 31, 13
  26. 26. Mentors, Inspiring talks Wednesday, July 31, 13
  27. 27. engineer to a mentor Wednesday, July 31, 13
  28. 28. 2012-13 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  29. 29. ~1000 engineers > 200 M users Wednesday, July 31, 13
  30. 30. What was our mission? Wednesday, July 31, 13
  31. 31. #1 Deliver Delightful products, building value for users Wednesday, July 31, 13
  32. 32. #2 Engineering developer delight Wednesday, July 31, 13
  33. 33. #3 Keep it open and transparent Wednesday, July 31, 13
  34. 34. Core value Wednesday, July 31, 13
  35. 35. Act like a leader Innovate Openness and transparency Take Intelligent Risks [IN]CUBATOR [IN]SPIRE Wednesday, July 31, 13
  36. 36. Wednesday, July 31, 13
  37. 37. Code for Open source Wednesday, July 31, 13
  38. 38. Evangelizing and build on open technologies Wednesday, July 31, 13
  39. 39. mentor to a leader Wednesday, July 31, 13
  40. 40. Key aspect of loving what you do everyday Wednesday, July 31, 13
  41. 41. is self-transformation Wednesday, July 31, 13
  42. 42. Recap Don’t shy away from technical debt Leverage - Fewer things done right Act like a owner Building the team and the culture Act like a mentor Innovate Openness and transparency Take Intelligent Risks Act like a leader Wednesday, July 31, 13
  43. 43. Thank you! Wednesday, July 31, 13

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