Jossie Haines instantly became fascinated with technology when she was given a Commodore 64 for Christmas at age 5. For the last 19 years, she’s worked as a software engineer, tech lead, and engineering leader at the forefront of emerging technology across Silicon Valley, including engineering manager for the Siri Media Domains at Apple, and both Principal Software Engineer and Director of Engineering at Zynga for a variety of teams. She is currently the Platform Engineering Director at Tile, where she is integrating the Tile technology into the 5 billion Bluetooth devices released every year. She is also an advocate for women in the tech industry and has mentored at Girls Who Code and Technovations. She led 4 teams to create applications that helped their communities. Jossie ran Women at Siri, and leads the Women at Tile employee resource group, and mentorship program. The initial run of the mentorship program empowered 29 pairs of employees at Tile to develop their careers. She co-founded a podcast named Retaining WIT that focuses on the challenges with keeping women in technology.
Jossie Haines, Platform Engineering Director at Tile, will explain how we built a secure location finding network that supports getting 1.5 billion unique location updates per day. This is the world’s largest lost and found community spanning over 230 countries and territories and locating more than 5 million unique items every day. She will cover the whole stack from building a secure Bluetooth transport layer to developing a scalable backend service on AWS.