We are thrilled to invite you to our last Tech MeetUp for the year when our special guests from Funding Circle - Antonio Vasilev, Richard Ashworth and Juan Vaccari will present not one but two intriguing tech talks:
"How Funding Circle built a Card with AWS Serverless"
During this talk, Richard and Juan will explain how Funding Circle used serverless AWS technologies to implement their Cards features for the short-term credit product Flexipay. In particular, they will talk about Lambdas, Aurora Serverless and Step Functions.
"Understanding how people think & get things done when working remotely across cultures"
During this presentation, Antonio will explore how our cultures influence the way we communicate with each other and the impact that has on our work. He will show how our surrounding environment and communication style can impact everything from our perceived seniority to the way we work day-to-day. He will also share practical tips and insights that will enable you to better navigate the cultural landscape and build your own self-awareness. This, we are sure, will be a game-changer for your career. Antonio will look at tech-specific examples like pull requests/peer reviews or meeting interactions through the lens of the newly acquired context to see how we can adapt going forward.
|18:30 – 18:45
|18:45 – 19:45
|19:45 – 20:30
|QUESTIONS & TALKS
Richard is Head of Engineering at Funding Circle. He has several years of experience as a Java developer, working at UBS in New York and then RBS in London. During this time, he also became interested in the way that teams collaborate to build software, so gradually moved into leadership and management roles. Since then, Richard has led the engineering team at a prop-tech startup, worked as a Principal Engineer for a UK broadcaster, and joined Funding Circle, where he now works with the teams on FlexiPay and a new Business Charge Card.
Juan is an Engineering Manager at Funding Circle where he works with the Cards team, allowing customers of the new short-term credit product Flexipay to use their cards to pay suppliers. Before joining Funding Circle, Juan worked in engineering manager and engineer positions in many different industries, such as media, telecommunications and information security.
- Software Engineers interested in AWS Serverless and/or working with cross-cultural teams
- Everyone keen to learn more about Funding Circle
- Everyone who is just curious and/or a true geek