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Thursday, September 14 • 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Our Tale from the Trail of Shadows at REI Co-op
Is it possible to build something fast and cheap while putting quality first?
Join us as we share our journey of a successful upgrade to the REI Co-Op Digital E-commerce search experience.

You will learn how our team was structured for success, and how we earned the trust of the business team, allowing us to work efficiently with few impediments.

We'll take a technical dive into some of the tools and methods that we used to validate our new Solr search platform, which ultimately allowed us to execute the holy grail of software upgrades - an uneventful one!

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Chris Phillips

QA Architect, REI Co-op
Chris is a QA Architect at REI Co-op. Chris has spent the last 20 years challenging his teams to put Quality first. Chris has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from games, Medical software, and the launch of Kinect for Xbox. He has a passion for making software do really... Read More →
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Dale Smith

Lead Engineer, REI Co-op
Dale is a Lead Engineer at REI Co-Op, and is responsible for the digital search platform.A (nearly) 40-year veteran of the software industry, he has spent time in an array of roles from developer, architect, even engineering director, for a number of Seattle-area tech companies, including... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 2:20pm - 3:00pm PDT
South Seas C