Presentation: Driving Technology Transformation at @WeWork

Track: Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Location: Broadway Ballroom North, 6th fl.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Monday

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WeWork is one of the largest providers of office space in the world, opening an average of 15 new locations around the world every month. For a traditionally physical business, technology has now become an integral part of WeWork’s product offering as well as a key differentiator: software and hardware are now pervasive across the business – from managing real estate planning and construction, to building community applications, to making its buildings smarter. 

In this session, Hugo will go over the platform and architecture behind WeWork’s technology transformation over the past 2.5 years. He will outline some of the unique technology challenges WeWork faces – global systems across China and the rest of the world, hybrid infrastructure between the cloud and on-premise physical buildings, etc. – and describe in detail how WeWork is tackling them.

Speaker: Hugo Haas

Fellow Engineer, Developer Platform @WeWork

Hugo Haas is a Fellow Engineer working on WeWork’s Developer Platform, which provides development tooling as well as service and data infrastructure to all WeWork engineers. Prior to joining WeWork, Hugo worked as a software architect on deployment systems at Salesforce, the 2015 Flickr relaunch, and also led a re-architecture of all of Yahoo!’s media properties. In a previous life, he worked at the W3C on Web services technology standardization, and co-authored a book about contract design and versioning.

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