Scaling Mobile: Building a Team and Processes For Success-Ryan Johnson

In this presentation Ryan will draw on his years of experience in growing successful mobile applications and the teams that build them. His session will include:

  • Recruiting and Building a Mobile Team
  • Best Practices for App Development
  • Dealing with Large Install Bases

Ryan_JBio: Ryan is the Vice President of Mobile Engineering at BuzzFeed, where he is in charge of the iOS, Android, and Mobile Web teams. In conjunction, these teams account for over half of the viral site’s more than 100 million monthly unique users. Prior to BuzzFeed, Ryan was the Director of Technology at Hyper IQ and the VP of Engineering at Red Stamp. After being featured by Starbucks and Apple, Red Stamp was acquired by Taylor Corp in 2013. Passionate about mobile development, Ryan has been developing for the iPhone for the last five years.

Why Mobile March: Mobile March is the preeminent mobile conference in Minnesota. In one day, you can get a broad range of information on where mobile is headed, development, and the business side of mobile.

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