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Thursday, April 29 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Remote But Connected Empowering A Distributed Workforce — Lightning Round with Airbnb and Facebook

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At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world were sheltering in place and counting on the internet to connect more than ever.
Engineering teams from all companies dealt with capacity levels and challenges no one has ever experienced before, and perhaps in the history of the internet. As the world adjusted to this “new normal,” teams at Facebook and Airbnb worked tirelessly to keep the work moving forward and people connected.
We look forward to sharing with you how some of these women led teams brought solutions to the market in record time and with great impact during a time when we all needed it the most.
Featuring the Portal and Marketplace Teams from Facebook and the Community Support and Homes Platform Teams from Airbnb.

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Liangxiao Zhu

Engineering Director, Facebook Financial
Liangxiao is an Engineering Director for Facebook Financial. She is leading the effort on building a unified Payments Platform across app families to enable all payments use cases, as well as building a Facebook Pay product to empower everyone around the world to participate in the... Read More →

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Meng Yu

Manager, Engineering, Airbnb
Engineering leader with 7 years of experience managing high performing teams and 16 years of software development experience in leading technology companies. Active mentor and speaker on leadership and software engineering.
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Pei-Fen Tu

Senior Software Engineer, Airbnb
Pei-fen is a senior software engineer on the Community Support Product team. She joined the Airbnb Seattle office and CSP team in 2017. She worked to grow the team and ship products to better assist the Airbnb community, with a focus on making the products smarter and more automated... Read More →
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Molly Bucklin

Software Engineer, Facebook
Molly graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a Computer Science degree in 2019. In her two years at Facebook, she has worked across buyer and seller products on Marketplace. She is passionate about Marketplace because it improves the lives of its users by allowing... Read More →
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Heidi Young

Director, FRL Assistant, Facebook
Heidi Young is Director, FRL Assistant at Facebook. She joined Facebook in 2017 as part of the Ozlo acquisition where she was the VP of Engineering and a founding member of the Seattle Ozlo office. Prior to joining Ozlo, Heidi spent nearly eight years at Microsoft where she managed... Read More →
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Papitha Nagarajan

Engineering Manager, System Software, FRL, Facebook
Passionate Advocate of Diversity & Inclusion at workplace! Impact, Empathy & Ethics driven leader with over 17 years of experience shipping multiple software solutions & embedded / consumer electronics devices at Facebook, Amazon, HP & Symantec. Hip pocket skills include ability to... Read More →
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Megan Drasnin

Software Engineer, Facebook
Megan is a software engineer passionate about building products that make a difference. During her nearly 6 years at Facebook, she has developed internal tooling, content enforcement software, and most recently products for Facebook Marketplace. She is also a native Seattleite and... Read More →

Thursday April 29, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT