CTO & Founding Engineer
Chris is the founding engineer of Reddit, he helped build it, sell it & filled the role of CEO for a period. Now he has returned as CTO with a long to-do list including redesigning the platform, internal development & overall organisational growth. This is an excellent time for Chris to join us & share his take on product redesign. UXDX Conference provides a community for teams to collaborate & implement best practice for product development & reducing conflicts that arise during project handoffs.
Developers are too valuable to have supporting production issues. But then again they might have caused the issues. Should developers have to triage the issues found? Is it productive to find issues in their code or unproductive dealing with other people's problems? In this talk you'll hear from a team who have taken end-to-end ownership and the rationale behind the decision.
Reddit is home to the most authentic conversations on the internet. As of 2018, Reddit's popularity has surged to 330 million monthly active users in spite of a UX largely unchanged for a decade. This year, the company launched its first major redesign to make Reddit a more welcoming place for all.
In his session, Chris Slowe, CTO and Founding Engineer of Reddit, will tell the story of how Reddit was built - and rebuilt - to enable its teams to scale rapidly and unveil its much-anticipated redesign. He will share the process and philosophy of Reddit's new UX, reflect on the community's feedback, and offer advice from developing and designing hand-in-hand with arguably the internet's most vocal, opinionated users.