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Me speaking at StaffPlus NYC in March 2023

Hi! I'm Maude (pronounced "mode").

I'm a Senior Staff Engineer at Slack where I founded and lead the backend performance infrastructure team πŸš€.

I'm responsible for large-scale load test tooling, performance regression monitoring, and successfully onboarding the world's largest companies to Slack. Over the last 8 years, I've helped the product scale from just 60,000 users per team to over 2 million πŸ“ˆ.

When I don't have my nose in a flamegraph, you can find me building strong, empathetic engineering cultures πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ.

In October 2020, I published Refactoring at Scale with O'Reilly Media, a blueprint for how technical leaders can successfully navigate large, complex refactors πŸ“•.

I was born in Drummondville, QC to a (very) French-speaking family. I didn't speak a lick of English until we moved to southern New Hampshire the summer before I started the second grade πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦.

I returned to Quebec to study computer science at McGill University in MontrΓ©al in the fall of 2011 πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’».

Post-graduation, I moved to New York City, where I worked as a frontend engineer at Rent the Runway for a little over a year πŸ—½.

In September 2016, I moved to San Francisco to start a new job at Slack 🌁.

Four years later, my husband and I fully embraced remote work, moving back to the east coast to be closer to family. We now live in New Hampshire in a cozy house with a big yard and a wild toddler 🏑.