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Episode 35 - Camille Fournier and the Manager's Path

Episode 35 - Camille Fournier and the Manager's Path

Camille Fournier joins the Local Maximum today to discuss her book on engineering management, Rent the Runway, company culture, engineering ladders, and more!

Plus, learn about Foursquare for Good and Max responds to listener messages about ads and censorship.


About Camille

Camille Fournier is the head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma, a financial company in New York City. Prior to joining Two Sigma she was the Chief Technology Officer of Rent the Runway, a transformative brand that offers unprecedented access to designer fashion, disrupting the way millions of women get dressed.

She is an open source contributor and project committee member for both Apache ZooKeeper and the Dropwizard web framework. Prior to working for Rent the Runway, Camille served as a software engineer at Microsoft, and most recently, spent several years as a technical specialist at Goldman Sachs, creating distributed systems for managing risk analysis and firmwide infrastructure.

She has a BS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Camille is a well-respected voice within the tech community, speaking on a variety of topics such as engineering leadership, distributed systems, scaling teams, and technical architecture. In 2017 she released her book, “The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change.”


Links - Camille’s speaking page
Camille’s Medium Page
Elided Branches - Camille’s Blog
Rent the Runway’s Post on the Shared Engineering Ladder

Foursquare For Good Site - submit your ideas for using Foursquare’s data and API by October 16th and get engineering resources plus 10K to your cause.

Medium Post on Foursquare for Good by previous Local Maximum guest Sarah Spagnolo

Previous Episodes

Episode 33 on Ads, Bias, Censorship, Democracy. A lot of emails that I’ve been getting have been reactions to that show.

Episode 15 with Sarah Spagnolo (recently posted about Foursquare for Good)

Episode 12 with Marissa Chacko on Virtual Friends and Enemies

Episode 36 - The Google Graveyard

Episode 36 - The Google Graveyard

Episode 34 - Data Engineering with Joe Crobak, Foundations of Smart Software

Episode 34 - Data Engineering with Joe Crobak, Foundations of Smart Software