Christine is a backend engineer at Postmates who moved to San Francisco three years ago from Los Angeles. Coming from a non-traditional tech background, she majored in Philosophy at the University of Southern California while working as a server in the restaurant industry before moving to the Bay Area to attend a coding bootcamp. She worked as a TA for the bootcamp before transitioning to Postmates. Also an active speaker in the tech community, Christine donates several hours a month of her free time to helping other non-technical people transition into the tech industry. Otherwise, she just sits at home and does nothing.
As a company based in a three-sided marketplace, Postmates, with its delivery service and on-demand logistics platform, is involved with some interesting challenges in order to balance the differing needs of its consumers, couriers, and sellers. To meet these challenges (both engineering- and process-related) and continue providing useful services to its varied user base, the Buyer, Fleet, and Seller teams continually develop and test changes against their respective markets, learning from the feedback and re-iterating on their products to achieve maximum utility. This discussion brings more focus to the internal workings of the Buyer and Fleet teams around design, product, analysis, and engineering, as well as their cross-team collaboration initiatives. Join us and learn more!