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Dec 19, 2018

Libor Michalek is the Chief Technology Officer at Affirm, where he is responsible for all technology strategy and development for the company's financial platform & products.
Prior to joining Affirm, Libor was an Engineering Director at YouTube responsible for Application Infrastructure & Site Reliability Engineering across multiple sites. Libor led engineering teams through the migration of YouTube's Python & MySQL infrastructure into Google's private cloud, the shift to a daily release schedule, building of systems to handle Abuse, Fraud, Security, and Support Engineering, all while maintaining a 99.97% uptime target. During this tenure, YouTube tripled in page views, hours of video watched, and revenue.
Before YouTube, Libor served as CTO of Slide, Inc. through its acquisition by Google in 2010, where he was responsible for all technology and development for the company's virtual communities and social entertainment applications. Libor also served in software architecture and management positions at Topspin (bought by Cisco in 2005), (bought by Yahoo!), Talarian (bought by Tibco), Thinking Machines Corporation, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
Libor holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he and Affirm CEO Max Levchin were classmates. In his free time, Libor enjoys skiing and hiking.