500 Durians X REWORK Founders Meetup: Meet The Brains Behind Obama's Tech Team
Monday, 24 July, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rework Kuningan, Kecamatan Setiabudi Karet Kuningan Jalan Haji R. Rasuna Said, Kota Jakarta Selatan
It's been a while since we had our last Meetup. For this one, Rework and 500 Durians have something special lined up.
Harper Reed, Ivan Indrautama and Derek Brooks, Executives at Paypal’s Next Generation Commerce team will be coming to Jakarta on Monday, 24 July 2017 and would like to meet with our #500Family.
Apart from their diverse experience, all three of them served as the brains behind Obama's election campaign. So we thought the best way for them to get acquainted with our ecosystem is to headline our Founders Meetup!
7.00pm: Arrival of guests
7.30pm: Welcome remarks by Rework
7.40pm: Introduction to PayPal's Next Generation Commerce
Join us for a casual evening of chats and networking and learn more from Harper, Ivan and Derek on their experience in tech.
Fun fact: Ivan is Indonesian! He grew up in the country 'till his high school years.
Read more on the team here:
Harper is an hacker/engineer who builds paradigm-shifting tech and leads others to do the same. Harper loves using the vastness of the Internet to bring people together, whether as CTO of Obama for America, CTO at Threadless.com, or on his own projects. Through the acquisition of his company, Modest, inc, Harper is helping to define the future of commerce at PayPal.
You can often find Harper playing with new technologies, looking for something to hack, or enjoying life in Chicago with his amazing partner, Hiromi and our bizarre poodle, Lulu.
Ivan has been building commerce software since 1999. He started his career consulting and moved on to be one of the first engineering hires at Threadless.com. After helping ship shirts for 6 years, Ivan went to help Barack Obama with his campaign’s fundraising platform - to the tune of 250 million dollars.
In 2014, Ivan joined Modest – a Chicago startup – to build the next thing in mobile commerce. As of recent, Ivan joined the Next Gen Commerce team at PayPal. A native of Indonesia, Ivan enjoys spicy food and durians.
Brooks is a versatile engineer who thrives on making people's lives easier through smart technology. He has built software for Fortune 100 companies, startups and was a lead engineer on the Technology team of President Obama's winning 2012 re-election campaign.
Most recently, he joined Paypal’s Next Generation Commerce team through the acquisition of Modest - a startup of which he was a founding engineer. He currently lives in Iowa with his amazing wife, Kari, and his dog, Garth Brooks. In his spare time, Brooks enjoys playing with technology, hacking on web apps, and building things with his bare hands. He also enjoys traveling, partying, and takes too many photosfor his own good.
Venue: Rework Kuningan, Setiabudi II Building, Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav 62, South Jakarta.
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