John Jersin
entrepreneur, ex-googler, stanford alum
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I was a product manager in the Google Ads product area, my teams comprised about 40 engineers. I was the product manager for Real-Time Analytics, Social Plugin Analytics, and several other projects. I was a technical lead for a year before that. It was awesome to be an engineer and a PM at the same place - I learned a lot, met tons of great people, and ate more than my share of the free food.

Keynote: Go Measure - Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
I gave the keynote speech and two shorter talks at each of the four Go Measure conferences in Australia and Southeast Asia. I got to talk to thousands of people, it was a blast. (Video)

Entrepreneurial outreach
A talk I gave to a local entrepreneurship group about the value of data, viral growth models and analytics.
I cofounded Zintin while in grad school at Stanford. The zintin team had 4 core members over the course of the project; first me, then Harry Robertson and Indrajit Khare, and later James Hong. We were in the "Summer Grant Program" at Lightspeed Venture Partners and built 3 iPhone applications over a period of ~1.5 years.
We shut down the company's main product, Zintin, due to problems related to content control and because we felt we needed to go back to school. I'm not sure I would have made the same decision again. Those were interesting times, not just for us, but for the whole mobile space.
I went to Stanford for grad school. Got my MS in computer science with a specialization in networking and security.

Stanford Tech Briefing: Google Analytics
I gave a tech briefing at Stanford (the only one of my 3 talks at Stanford that has been recorded) on Google Analytics. I gave the talk with two other Product Managers from my team. I provide an overview of the Analytics platform and dive into a couple specific examples of how to extend it to do types of analysis you might not think is possible.

Security project at Stanford
A project I did to analyze possible attacks against the old Bluetooth protocol. We found just one interesting attack, but one is enough.
I got my bachelor's in computer science at the University of California, San Diego. I did some research work near the end of my BS on deployment of distributed systems. I worked mostly on a project supporting Jeannie Albrecht's broader efforts. I learned a lot from both Albrecht and our PI, Amin Vahdat. I wish I had learned that such opportunities were available earlier. (These publications also appears in other places.)

Plush: An Infrastructure for Managing and Visualizing Distributed Applications. In Poster Session of the Seventh USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), November 2006. Jeannie Albrecht, Ryan Braud, Darren Dao, John Jersin, Christopher Tuttle, Alex C. Snoeren, and Amin Vahdat.

Plush: An Infrastructure for Managing and Visualizing Distributed Applications. In Demo Session of the Third ACM/USENIX Workshop on Real, Large Distributed Systems (WORLDS), November 2006. Jeannie Albrecht, Ryan Braud, Darren Dao, John Jersin, Christopher Tuttle, Alex C. Snoeren, and Amin Vahdat.
A really cool, early-stage startup I advise. This team is capable and driven and the business plan is solid.
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