Chris Slowe

CTO and Founding Engineer

Chris is CTO and Founding Engineer of Reddit. Though a software engineer by vocation, his first attempt at a career started with his finishing a PhD in experimental physics at Harvard where he learned about the importance of modeling, critical thinking, statistics, and (honestly) welding. He uses the first three skills regularly.  The final years of his PhD were concurrent with him breaking into startups and getting accepted to the first YCombinator class, where he subsequently met Steve and Alexis and became Reddit’s first employee five months into the company. After five years at Reddit, he left with Steve to work on Hipmunk as Chief Scientist. He’s now been back at Reddit since 2015.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

03:20pm

03:20pm - 03:50pm

Product

How to Build & Scale Products FOR & WITH Your Community with Chris Slowe of Reddit

Reddit is a network of communities where individuals can find experiences built around their interests, hobbies and passions. As of 2019, its popularity has surged to 330 million monthly active users discussing everything from r/skincareaddiction, r/streetwear, r/science and r/documentaries. Since users have created, moderated and grown their communities with passion, any change is high stakes. In this talk, Reddit’s CTO and Founding Engineer, Chris Slowe, will share the process and philosophy of Reddit’s product development, reflect on the importance of community’s feedback and offer advice from designing hand-in-hand with arguably the internet’s most vocal, opinionated users.

03:50pm

03:50pm - 04:00pm

Product

Front-Page Q&A with Chris Slowe of Reddit

Following Chris Slowe's keynote, there will be an open question period where guests can dive deeper into the discussion.

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Thurs, Sept 26

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