How to Handle Hypergrowth Like Grammarly
How do you handle hypergrowth? Heidi Williams, Head of Engineering at Grammarly comes on to discuss rapid scaling and how diversity can grow your business
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Grammarly has a simple but ambitious goal: turn all of its users into great writers.
Their product has become synonymous with quality and working professionals the world over depend on the digital writing assistant to improve their grammar, catch spelling mistakes and write engaging content.
Until recently, Grammarly was focused solely on consumers and individuals, but that all changed when they brought Heidi Williams on board. Hired as the new Head of Engineering for B2B and Platform, Heidi knew that in order to keep up with demand her engineering teams would have to enter a hypergrowth phase.
Then the pandemic changed everything. Suddenly, in the midst of gearing up for an explosion of hiring and onboarding, Grammarly found themselves gearing up for the transition to a remote organization instead.
Listen to Heidi as she details Grammarly's sprint to become a remote organization, what it's like to build a product for the world's one billion English speakers and why it's so important to search for engineering talent outside of Silicon Valley.
Episode Highlights Include:
- Why diverse teams make the best teams
- Hypergrowth best practices in a remote world
- How to preserve team culture when you're not in the office
- Looking for talent outside of Silicon Valley zip codes
- Building an AI and ML powered writing assistant
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