Nick Caldwell

(He / him / his)

VP of Engineering @Twitter & HubSpot Board

Nick Caldwell is the VP of Engineering at Twitter. Prior to joining Twitter, he was the VP of Engineering at Reddit and he held various positions in engineering leadership at Microsoft across a 15 year career, including work on natural language processing, enterprise search, machine learning, in-memory databases, and business intelligence. Nick's most significant role at Microsoft was as General Manager for the Power BI team where he rapidly transformed the company's business intelligence suite.

Nick holds a degree in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT, an MBA from U.C. Berkeley Haas, and holds 10 patents related to natural language processing. Nick is an active participant in /dev/color: a non-profit whose mission is to maximize the impact of Black software engineers, and founder of Color Code: a scholarship fund dedicated to future leaders of color in technology fields.

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Panel: Engineering Leadership Lessons for Improving Flow

Please join this panel of industry experts to talk about how to lead organizational change to improve velocity and quality.

We will discuss topics like:  

  • How to improve organizational structures to help teams focus on the most important priorities
  • How to recognize and remove organizational, process, and cultural impediments to fast flow
  • How to find the sweet spot between standardization and team autonomy
  • How to manage technical debt, and how to decide whether to declare tech bankruptcy

Bring your own questions and topics as well!


Wednesday Nov 3 / 11:10AM PDT (40 minutes)


Optimizing Your Organization for Speed


LeadershipOrganizational PatternsAgileContinuous DeliveryTeam Collaboration

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