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Vice President of Engineering

BANDPAGE INC
334 Brannan Street
San Francisco, California 94107
United States

Company Description: BandPage.com is a site that was started because of the staff's love of music. We all love to go to shows and learn more about our favorite bands. Much of the...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • bachelor's degree
    Dartmouth College
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Team - Tapulous - Social Apps for iPhone
tapulous.com, 13 Sept 2011 [cached]
Jessica Kahn Jessica Kahn joined Tapulous in October of 2008 and is its VP of Engineering. Prior to her work at Tapulous, Jessica spent close to 10 years in Software Engineering at Apple, working as both a manager, and an engineer on the Safari team. During her time at Apple, Jessica was listed as inventor on several US patents. Jessica has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford iPhone class and given keynote talks at iPhone developer conferences. Jessica is a Dartmouth graduate.
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Jessica Kahn joined Tapulous in October of 2008 and is its Director of Engineering. Prior to her work at Tapulous, Jessica spent close to 10 years in Software Engineering at Apple, working as both an engineer and a manager on the Safari team. During her time at Apple, Jessica was listed as inventor on several US patents. Jessica has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford iPhone class and given keynote talks at iPhone developer conferences. Jessica is a Dartmouth graduate.
MIT Enterprise Forum Bay Area - New Music Models: New Paths To Revenue and New Opportunities. Featuring MC Hammer!
www.vlab.org, 6 Mar 2009 [cached]
Jessica Kahn - Director of Engineering, Tapulous
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Jessica Kahn - Director of Engineering, Tapulous
Jessica Kahn is Director of Engineering at Tapulous, a Palo Alto maker of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Amongst Tapulous' products is the wildly popular Tap Tap Revenge, the #1 game on the iTunes App Store in 2008, with over 6M users. Other music-related offerings in Tapulous' lineup are custom games made for specific music artists and genres; three of these are shipping today, and more are currently in development. Prior to joining Tapulous, Ms. Kahn held various positions in Software Engineering at Apple, Inc., from 1999-2008, in engineering and management, with a focus on user-visible Internet-savvy features of Mac OS X. Most recently, she was a senior software engineer on the Safari Mac Platform team. Ms. Kahn received her bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.
Usable Help
www.g2meyer.com [cached]
I'm presenting the session, along with Jessica Kahn (the lead engineer for Apple Help), and we'll be focusing on the new help features in "Jaguar."More ...
Jessica Kahn, former VP of ...
www.doubleencore.com, 7 June 2013 [cached]
Jessica Kahn, former VP of Product, Engineering & Operations at Disney Mobile, has a beast of a brain. In her almost ten years at Apple, Kahn was listed as an inventor on several US patents that the tech giant produced. Kahn's engineering skills brought her to Tapulous, where she orchestrated the engineering efforts behind Tap Tap Revenge, taking it to the coveted #1 App Store position. She now serves as VP of Engineering for BandPage.
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Kahn has a mind for engineering that not only comes from skills, but her passion as well.
There was definitely some luck involved, ...
www.applause.com [cached]
There was definitely some luck involved, said VP of Engineering Jess Kahn, but their success has been anything but a fluke.
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"We wanted to avoid falling into the trap of testing ourselves," said Jess.
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"Our target users are teenage boys with no formal tester training," explained Jess. "So as beta testers, they are likely to give us defects that don't contain very much detail. They tend to point out nuances with the in-game experience - timing issues, high score discrepancies and things like that. It's certainly valuable feedback, and we are lucky to have it, but unfortunately it's not a substitute for professional testing."
Since offshoring was "out of the question" Jess would need to find a way to ensure testing coverage that would not burden her in-house resources any further. And with another version of Tap Tap Revenge schedule for release in the weeks ahead, she would need to find such a solution quickly.
"I decided to spend a day doing research," said Jess.
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"It only took us about a half day to get started with uTest (Applause)," said Jess. "There's no way we could have done this in-house. Not with our headcount and certainly not with our testing matrix."
As for their matrix, it was particularly important for Jess to expand their testing coverage by device - a task the Applause platform made incredibly easy via a database that is constantly updated.
"What I really love about uTest (Applause) is that they can help us test on devices we don't have in-house. Everyone in our office always has the latest and greatest iPhone devices, with the latest software. uTest (Applause) supplying testing on the rest of the matrix allows us to discover bugs that would have otherwise gone unnoticed." -- Jess Kahn, VP of Engineering, Tapulous
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"uTest's (Applause) project management team has played an enormous role in our success," said Jess.
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"No matter what type of notice I give in advance, uTest (Applause) is always ready to go," said Jess.
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As a result, Jess was able to compile a 'known bugs' list and work towards resolving a variety of critical issues before their next release.
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