April 28, 2014 08:00 ET

GoGrid CTO to Examine the Hard Questions About Product Launches at Women 2.0 Meetup

Presentation Will Discuss How GoGrid Teams Address the Challenges Around When a Product Is Ready For Release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 28, 2014) - GoGrid, the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), is pleased to announce that its CTO and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Heather McKelvey, will be speaking at the upcoming "Women 2.0 City Meetup" on Thursday, May 1, in Menlo Park. In her presentation, McKelvey will discuss how to navigate the difficult issues around deciding when a product is "good enough" for release. Hosted by Women 2.0, whose mission is to strengthen technology businesses by connecting, inspiring and educating the next generation of technology leaders, the event will include two presentations as well as a Q&A and networking session.

"As a team leader, it's important to ask the hard questions about the cost of not releasing a product, even if you still plan to add greater functionality later," McKelvey said. "Asking these questions lets you and the team make an informed business decision about minimal viable functionality, and leads to healthy dialogue that keeps the company focused on prioritizing added functionality in future releases."

Offering the only cloud infrastructure purpose-built for Big Data, GoGrid enables companies that leverage Big Data technologies to grow as rapidly as needed. Companies from a wide range of industries, including advertising, eCommerce, and healthcare, depend on the massive scalability, speed, and reliability delivered by Big Data technologies on GoGrid's infrastructure.

The Women 2.0 City meetup will include complimentary drinks and appetizers and is open to both women and men. Tickets are available for purchase online.

"Women 2.0 City Meetup"
Presentation and Q&A

Heather McKelvey, CTO & SVP Engineering, GoGrid (@hamckelvey)
Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner, DFJ (@HeidiRoizen

Thursday, May 1, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PT

Carr & Ferrell LLP
120 Constitution Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025

For additional information or to register for the event, please click here. For more news and updates, follow @GoGrid on Twitter.

About GoGrid

GoGrid enables companies to evaluate and run multiple, on-demand Big Data solutions quickly, simply, reliably, securely, and cost-effectively. As the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), GoGrid is committed to delivering purpose-built Big Data solutions and services for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies across multiple platforms. With over 15,000 customers and over 600,000 VMs deployed, GoGrid has pioneered cloud infrastructure for more than a decade for companies like Condé Nast, Merkle, and Preventice. For more information, please visit

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