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Going Behind the Scenes with Capital One

Posted by About Objects

AO team members recently attended a MoDev DC event titled Go Behind the Scenes with Capital One Digital Engineering and the Hit Series Silicon Valley, hosted by Capital One at their Tysons Corner, VA office. The event brought together local developers and other industry professionals for tech talks on product management, iOS development, product engineering, and a special presentation by Carson Mell, screenwriter for HBO’s Silicon Valley.

After an introduction by Director of Engineering Louie de la Rosa, Zoey Rawlins led off with a vivid depiction of the incredible balancing act her role as Capital One's Digital Product Manager demands. Ray Wenderlich followed with an excellent demo of the Vapor open source framework for server-side development in Swift.

Next, Scott Totman, Capital One's Head of Mobile Technology, Payments and Innovation, spoke about his work with Amazon’s Alexa as a tool for banking, sharing his thoughts on the technical, legal, and security issues his team encountered in developing a banking tool for Alexa. The evening was capped off by Carson Mell, who shared thoughts about his experience writing for HBO’s Silicon Valley, in particular about the unique processes and challenges involved when working with large teams with mixed areas of expertise.