Summer is here and our annual CrunchUp mini-conference is just a month away. The focus this year is on Facebook, its developer ecosystem, and how it is adapting its product and business to a mobile-first world.
And we’re excited to announce two speakers who will be joining us from Facebook. The first is Doug Purdy. He’s in the middle of the action on the product side these days. As a director of product management, he leads development of the Facebook Platform including the Open Graph, Games & Payments, and the overall developer experience.
Also joining us will be Mike Schroepfer, Vice President of Engineering at Facebook, where he leads a group of engineers that write code serving hundreds of millions of people each day.
Come and join us this August 3rd! We are occupying the entire Fox Theater in Redwood City, with our packed-out summer party following right after up at August Capital on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park. Tickets are on sale now, so don’t delay. Get yours today.
Also, note that tickets to the CrunchUp will get you into the party.
Director of Product Management
Doug is a Director of Product Management and drives the development of Facebook Platform including the Open Graph, Games and Payments and Developer Experience. He was previously a Director of Engineering and Director of Developer Relations at Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook, Doug spent 11 years at Microsoft in consulting, evangelism, and engineering leadership roles, building software development tools and frameworks.
Vice President, Engineering
Mike Schroepfer is Vice President of Engineering at Facebook, where he leads a group of engineers who write code serving hundreds of millions of people each day. Before Facebook, Mike was Vice President of Engineering at Mozilla Corporation, where he led the global and open product development process behind Firefox. Mike was formerly a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he was also Chief Technology Officer of the data center automation division. He also co-founded CenterRun Inc., a developer of application provisioning software, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems. Mike began his career working at various startups, including a digital-effects software company, where he built software used in several major motion pictures. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University and has filed two U.S. Patents.
More information on the CrunchUp and Summer Party at August Capital is below.
Facebook Ecosystem Conference at the Fox Theater
August 3, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City CA 94063, Map
12:00 – 1:00 Registration and lunch
1:00 – 5:00 Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp
Get Tickets @ Eventbrite: $180 based on availability. Tickets INCLUDE admission for one (1) to the August Capital party and expedited fast-pass door entry. You DO NOT need to purchase a separate August Capital Party ticket if you purchase a CrunchUp ticket. Tickets are non-transferable, based on availability. Limited seating for the CrunchUp. #crunchup
7th Annual Summer Party at August Capital
August 3, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
2480 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park CA 94025, Map
Get Tickets @ Eventbrite: $50 based on availability. Tickets to be released weekly in batches. Stay tuned to TechCrunch for releases as they sell out quickly. #tcaugustcapital
If you would like to sponsor the CrunchUp and the party at August Capital contact Leslie Hitchcock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a great mix of start-up demos, networking, giveaways, drinks and fun on the best deck on all of Sand Hill Road.
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