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Mike McGarr

Senior Engineering Leader of Desktop Foundations at Slack

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 Mike McGarr Biography

Mike McGarr is an engineering leader and manager, who’s been building software and leading teams since 2001. He is passionate about growing engineering teams, especially those focused on developing core infrastructure components essential to the operation of the engineering teams. His area of research and curiosity centers on how organizational culture is developed, cultivated and shaped and devour as much as I can on this subject. His technical background is strongly routed in Java, as well as the growing space of developer productivity.

McGarr is currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Slack, leading the Frontend Infrastructure team. This team is focused on building JavaScript browser components, performance improvements and build infrastructure. McGarr joined Slack in the fall of 2018.

Prior to joining Slack, McGarr was the Engineering Manager for the Netflix Developer Productivity team. He joined Netflix in 2014, moving his family across the country to California. The Developer Productivity space evolved from the then Build Tools team, and McGarr grew the team from 7 engineers to 20. During this period, his team helped build engineering focused tools that enabled underserved engineering communities at Netflix, such as JavaScript, Python and Ruby engineers. His team also built services to help inspect and remediate issues with dependency management.

Prior to Netflix, McGarr was the Director of DevOps, for Blackboard Learn (their flagship product). As Director of DevOps, he was responsible for the build and test infrastructure, as well as the development tooling. In addition to managing the DevOps team, McGarr was charged with coaching senior management, engineering and QA on how to migrate Blackboard Learn towards continuous delivery.

McGarr began his career in the Washington, D.C. metro area as a software engineer consulting for the federal government. He started out at Booz Allen Hamilton where he cut my teeth building software solutions for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command and the National Science Foundation. His passion to build automation, continuous integration and test automation was cultivated here. In 2009 he joined Excella Consulting, where he was immersed in the world of Agile software development. At Excella, he began to My Continuous Delivery journey, automating deployment pipelines for customers.

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Mike McGarr

Senior Engineering Leader of Desktop Foundations at Slack

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Mike McGarr Biography

Mike McGarr is an engineering leader and manager, who’s been building software and leading teams since 2001. He is passionate about growing engineering teams, especially those focused on developing core infrastructure components essential to the operation of the engineering teams. His area of research and curiosity centers on how organizational culture is developed, cultivated and shaped and devour as much as I can on this subject. His technical background is strongly routed in Java, as well as the growing space of developer productivity.

McGarr is currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Slack, leading the Frontend Infrastructure team. This team is focused on building JavaScript browser components, performance improvements and build infrastructure. McGarr joined Slack in the fall of 2018.

Prior to joining Slack, McGarr was the Engineering Manager for the Netflix Developer Productivity team. He joined Netflix in 2014, moving his family across the country to California. The Developer Productivity space evolved from the then Build Tools team, and McGarr grew the team from 7 engineers to 20. During this period, his team helped build engineering focused tools that enabled underserved engineering communities at Netflix, such as JavaScript, Python and Ruby engineers. His team also built services to help inspect and remediate issues with dependency management.

Prior to Netflix, McGarr was the Director of DevOps, for Blackboard Learn (their flagship product). As Director of DevOps, he was responsible for the build and test infrastructure, as well as the development tooling. In addition to managing the DevOps team, McGarr was charged with coaching senior management, engineering and QA on how to migrate Blackboard Learn towards continuous delivery.

McGarr began his career in the Washington, D.C. metro area as a software engineer consulting for the federal government. He started out at Booz Allen Hamilton where he cut my teeth building software solutions for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command and the National Science Foundation. His passion to build automation, continuous integration and test automation was cultivated here. In 2009 he joined Excella Consulting, where he was immersed in the world of Agile software development. At Excella, he began to My Continuous Delivery journey, automating deployment pipelines for customers.

Mike McGarr Videos

  • Productivity Engineering - Scaling a DevOps Culture by Mike McGarr
  • Dependencies, Distributed Code and Engineering Velocity - Mike McGarr

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  • How to book Mike McGarr?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike McGarr for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mike McGarr, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mike McGarr or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mike McGarr?

    Booking fees for Mike McGarr, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mike McGarr, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mike McGarr?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike McGarr for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike McGarr for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mike McGarr or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mike McGarr or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mike McGarr is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mike McGarr for your event is available upon request. Mike McGarr generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter van Manen, John Allspaw, William Benton, Ted Malaska and Josh Sullivan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike McGarr for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Mike McGarr Speaker Videos

  • Productivity Engineering - Scaling a DevOps Culture by Mike McGarr
    Dependencies, Distributed Code and Engineering Velocity - Mike McGarr

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