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Alexander Grosse, VP Engineering at SoundCloud

Alexander Grosse

Biography: Alexander Grosse

Alexander is currently VP Engineering at SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform. Before SoundCloud he worked as R&D director at Nokia, where he headed Places Development at Nokia’s Location Services and had overall responsibility for the Operations department. Alexander has worked in a wide range of positions (Development, Consulting, CTO) in the software industry since 1996, including co-founding two start-ups.He holds a Masters in computer science from the University of Oldenburg and an Executive MBA from FOM Berlin. Besides computer science Alexander works(ed) as a techno DJ in Berlin’s party scene.

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Presentation: How SoundCloud scales

Track: Cool Companies I / Time: Wednesday 15:50 - 16:40 / Location: Century B

SoundCloud went live 5 years ago and is now one of the 200 most visited websites in the world - every month 180 million users interact with the service. During that time, SoundCloud has grown to 180 employees.
This fast growth brings a lot of challenges - scaling the architecture but also scaling the organisation.
This talk describes how SoundCloud constantly adapts to new challenges technically and organisationally (and will include some amusing stories).