march, 2020

04mar6:30 pm9:00 pmBuilding & Managing an Engineering Team


Event Details

Building software is the most intimidating part of early growth for many of us entrepreneurs.

For the non-technical among us, from day 1, we’re wondering whether it might make sense to work with outsourced teams and consultants till we “learn more” about the product. Either direction we choose, we have to figure what qualities and skills we need in an early-stage lead developer for our particular mission, product and team. And technical and non-technical founders alike face the challenges of building an engineering team, from planning and recruiting to creating an environment in which their team will thrive.

Join us for a panel discussion on March 4th as we cover what it takes to build an engineering team from 1 person to 5 people to as many as 10.

We’ll discuss:

  • Prioritizing types of technical talent you need
  • Planning team roles and growth
  • Sourcing candidates and conducting technical interviews
  • Managing your engineering team
  • Compensating your team
  • Outsourcing options

See you soon!

About the Speakers

  • Jon Hyman is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Braze, a customer engagement platform that delivers messaging experiences across push, email, in-app, and more. He leads the charge for building the platform’s technical systems and infrastructure as well as overseeing the company’s technical operations and engineering team. Prior to Braze, Jon served as lead engineer for the Core Technology group at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. There, he managed a team that maintained 80+ software assets and was responsible for the security and stability of critical trading systems. Jon met cofounder Bill Magnuson during his time at Bridgewater, and together they won the 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Jon is a recipient of the SmartCEO Executive Management Award in the CIO/CTO category for New York. Jon holds a B.A. from Harvard University in Computer Science.
  • Yotam Hadass is the VP of Engineering at Electric, a world-class IT solution that’s centralized, secure, and lightning-fast. Joining Electric in November of 2019, he brought with him two decades of experience in product development, building and scaling engineering teams and leading software architecture and operations. Most recently, Yotam served as Senior Director of Engineering for WorkMarket, recently acquired by ADP, where he led a wide variety of software operations and engineering efforts. Before joining WorkMarket, Yotam was the VP of Engineering at StructuredWeb, an industry-leading channel marketing automation platform.
  • Chandana Kanaglekar is Technical Recruiting Manager at Latch, a series b startup. With Latch, you can open and manage every door in an apartment building—all from your smartphone. A fully integrated system of both hardware and software, Latch is expanding smart access through thoughtful and intuitive design made for modern living. Chandana graduated from Berkeley and started her career at Google as a coordinator, then moved to a specialist role. From there, she went to Uber which at the time was under 4,000 people – when she left three years later, it had grown to 20,000! Now, she manages the technical recruiting function at Latch and has a small team of three under her.
  • Adam Marcus is Co-Founder & CTO of B12, a human-assisted A.I. approach to build, manage, and optimize beautiful and professional websites. Previously, Adam was Director of Data at Locu, a startup that was acquired by GoDaddy. He has written widely on crowdsourcing and data management and processing, including co-authoring a book, “Crowdsourced Data Management: Industry and Academic Perspectives.” Prior to that, he completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at MIT. His dissertation is on database systems and human computation. He is a recipient of the NSF and NDSEG fellowships, and has previously worked at ITA, Google, IBM, and FactSet. In his free time, he builds course content to get people excited about data and programming.


6:30 – 6:50: Drinks & Networking
6:50 – 7:50: Panel
7:50 – 8:15: Audience Q&A
8:15 – 9:00: More Drinks & Networking

About us

Stacklist hosts startup events in NYC to help entrepreneurs learn from successful founders & experts. Previous speakers have included the founders of Greenhouse, Movable Ink,, and Techstars. You can find all of our past events and speakers here!

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