(09:00 - 09:45)
Reddit Then, Now and Tomorrow
Reddit is home to the most authentic conversations on the internet. As of 2018, its popularity has surged to 330 million monthly active users in spite of a UX largely unchanged for ...
Reddit is home to the most authentic conversations on the internet. As of 2018, its popularity has surged to 330 million monthly active users in spite of a UX largely unchanged for a decade. This year, Reddit tripled its size, scaled its engineering and launched its first major redesign to ultimately make Reddit more welcoming to more people.
In his keynote, Chris Slowe, CTO and Founding Engineer of Reddit, will tell the story of how Reddit evolved from its founding days into the company it is today. He will show how the company was built – and rebuilt – to enable its teams to scale rapidly and successfully unveil its highly-anticipated redesign. Lastly, he’ll give attendees a glimpse into what comes next for the front page of the internet.
Chris Slowe's Bio'
Chris is CTO and Founding Engineer of Reddit. Though a software engineer by vocation, his first attempt at a career started with his finishing a PhD in experimental physics at Harvard where he learned about the importance of modeling, critical thinking, statistics, and (honestly) welding. He uses the first three skills regularly. The final years of his PhD were concurrent with him breaking into startups and getting accepted to the first YCombinator class, where he subsequently met Steve and Alexis and became Reddit's first employee five months into the company. After five years at Reddit, he left with Steve to work on Hipmunk as Chief Scientist. He's been back at Reddit for 18 months and has just transitioned to CTO after a year as Director of Engineering.
Event Language: EN