Un peu about me
Hi! I'm Maude (pronounced "mode").
I'm a Senior Staff Engineer at Slack where I founded and lead the backend performance infrastructure team 🚀.
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 📈.
When I don't have my nose in a flamegraph, you can find me building strong, empathetic engineering cultures 👯♀️.
In October 2020, I published Refactoring at Scale with O'Reilly Media, a blueprint for how technical leaders can successfully navigate large, complex refactors 📕.
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 🇨🇦.
I returned to Quebec to study computer science at McGill University in Montréal in the fall of 2011 👩🏻💻.
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 🗽.
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 🏡.