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Friday, March 7 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm
The Case for the Coding CEO

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Coding is a skill that is traditionally held by a select group of individuals within a company. We know them as developers, computer science students, programmers, hackers… and in a few rare cases (perhaps too few), CEOs. At New Relic, a San Francisco-based startup that gives developers the software analytics they need to understand web/mobile app performance, CEO and Founder Lew Cirne still actively codes, often for weeks at a time, to develop the next innovation for his products. It’s his passion. It’s his mission to instill craftsmanship even at the code level so the product will be simple and easy to use while offering advanced technical functionality at a price anyone can afford. There is now opportunities in the new economy for leaders to possess this hybrid business/technological skill set. During this solo presentation, Lew will discuss the benefits of being a CEO who embrace his inner nerd and what leaders in technology will achieve by making coding a priority.

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Lew Cirne

Founder & CEO | New Relic | Lew Cirne discovered the joy of building software in 1982 when he received his first computer as a Christmas gift from his parents. Three decades later, Lew has been recognized as the creator of the multi-billion dollar Application Performance Management (APM) market, and the founder of two companies that have realized an aggregate enterprise value of over $1 billion.


Friday March 7, 2014 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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