Makinde Adeagbo

Engineering Manager at Pinterest

San Francisco Bay Area
Computer Software

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Makinde Adeagbo's Experience

Engineering Manager


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Internet industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) San Francisco, CA

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Primary/Secondary Education industry

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months)

Software Craftsman


Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Internet industry

July 2011July 2012 (1 year 1 month) San Francisco Bay Area

Led the sharing team to release first version of Dropbox Links, a tool to share and preview any file in a user's dropbox from desktop or web. Re-architected the web frontend for file browsing, adding features such as HTML 5 drag and drop (upload and download), file previews and file selection. Brought the website up to standards regarding automatic XSS prevention and other security measures.

Revamped the engineering recruiting process. Owned the cultivation of interview questions and roles, as well as the onboarding of new engineers to the recruiting process.

Started the company's bughouse group and poker sessions :)

Software Engineer

Bridge International Academies

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Education Management industry

February 2011April 2011 (3 months)

Contracted for 3 months with the software team of BIA in Nairobi, Kenya. The team uses technology to enable the running of Nairobi's largest private school network. Projects included:

-Developing an API for school management Android application
-Delivering recruiting presentations within the local tech community
-Installment of Apache SOLR for scalable assignment of monthly school payments
-Development of build and deployment tools for sugarCRM installation
-Optimizations of GPS data collection tools

Software Engineer


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; FB; Internet industry

August 2007January 2011 (3 years 6 months)

Worked on various parts of the Facebook stack on projects including search, new user orientation, photos, performance, events, and client software.

Focused on front end performance for the latter two years. The frameworks, minification, compression and delivery of static resources can have a monumental effect on the end user's perceived performance. Technical talks I've given can be viewed here:

Led several recruiting efforts including campus career fairs, tech talks, conference talks and on site interviews.

Teaching Assistant

MITES Program

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

June 2007August 2007 (3 months)

Tutored 11th grade students in HTML, CSS and Flash.

Program Manager Intern

Microsoft Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

June 2006September 2006 (4 months)

Researched, designed and led new product category for customizable portal. Overhauled user interface prototypes for most major aspects of the product. Shipped various UI improvements to the live site. Collaborated with 10+ teams across the entire company to encourage new and original ways to utilize the product.

Engineering Intern

Apple Computer

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AAPL; Consumer Electronics industry

June 2005April 2006 (11 months)

Implemented and designed an early version of the mobile iTunes Music Store. Personally presented and demonstrated completed project to Executive Vice President Sina Tamaddon and Eddy Cue. Ramped up on WebObjects, Oracle DB in under 3 weeks. Defined and executed project from high level goals. Worked with team of 18 engineers, in addition to integrating with a separate engineering team. Led innovation on sneakerNet and skyChat.

Explorer Intern

Microsoft Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

June 2004August 2004 (3 months)

Designed, implemented, and tested “Local Radio” feature for emerging MSN Music service. Launched completely new service for production live site within 10 weeks. The feature is utilized by over 5 million users and attracts attention as an evolution of radio. Worked alongside a team of over 100 engineers, developers, testers, and project managers.

Research and Development Intern

Brown-Forman Corporation

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; BFB; Wine and Spirits industry

June 2003August 2003 (3 months)

Designed database system for warehousing systems using Visual Basic and HTML. Created database and accompanying tools currently used in 8 warehouses. Worked with team of engineers from various fields.

Makinde Adeagbo's Skills & Expertise

  1. Python
  2. Software Engineering
  3. Computer Science
  4. Algorithms
  5. Java
  6. Scalability
  7. JavaScript
  8. Software Development
  9. Linux
  10. CSS
  11. Mobile Devices
  12. Android
  13. Databases

Makinde Adeagbo's Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BS, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering


Activities and Societies: National Society of Black Engineers, Varsity Track Team

duPont Manual High School


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