Nick Caldwell is VP of Engineering at Twitter, overseeing a 600 person team responsible for consumer experiences. He also recently joined HubSpot, a publicly traded company specializing in CRM, as a member of the corporate board. Previously he was Chief Product and Engineering Officer at Looker (acquired by Google) and VP of Engineering at Reddit. He also spent 13 years at Microsoft, culminating in a role as General Manager of the Power BI product family 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’s charitable work includes board membership for /dev/color: a non-profit whose mission is to maximize the impact of Black software engineers, and founding Color Code: a scholarship fund dedicated to future leaders of color in technology fields.
Nick is a native of P.G. County Maryland, but is happy to call San Francisco home.
Tia is a former Director of Engineering at Slack (acquired by Salesforce), a leading global collaboration hub that makes people's working lives simpler, more pleasant and productive. Over the past 16 years, she has led and managed engineering teams at Netflix and Microsoft, covering a breadth of projects such as Xbox, Office 365, Streaming Content Delivery and most recently, Monetization at Slack.
Tia is a Sacramento, California native and enjoys public speaking on topics around leadership in engineering management. She is an active member in /Dev/Color: a non-profit organization that aims to advance the careers of Black software engineers. Tia studied computer science at Xavier University of Louisiana and spent her undergraduate years doing research for the Missile Defense Agency.