What is the job of a CTO and how does it change as a startup grows in size and scale? As a CTO, where should you spend your focus? As an engineer aspiring to be a CTO, what skills should you pursue? In this inspiring and personal talk, I describe my journey from early Red Hat engineer to CTO at Bloomon. I will share my view on what it means to be a CTO, and ultimately answer the question: Should the CTO be coding?
Rapid development tools and frameworks make it easier than ever to create new Apps. However, creating an app that works at web scale continues to be a challenge. Drawing on years of experience working at Red Hat, Tumblr, and SoundCloud, Joshua Hoffman will reveal the secrets to web scale and discuss the patterns and pitfalls to avoid using real examples and case studies.
You’ve got a great idea. You’ve built a prototype and people are blown away by it. But …will it scale? The fast user growth you want so badly will make or break you. In this talk I will reveal the two most important factors in designing for scale. Drawing on my experiences at Tumblr, SoundCloud, and LeaseWeb I will share what you need to know to survive, and thrive, when that sought after popularity hits.
The latest releases of today’s popular Linux distributions include all the tools needed to do interesting things with Linux containers. For the Makefile MicroVPS project, I set out to build a minimal virtual private server-like environment in a Linux container from scratch.
My presentation from the Velocity Europe Conference 2014 in which I deconstruct the Linux Container concept, discuss what linux containers are and are not, and walk through building linux containers from scratch.
This is the story of how Hipster, a fictional New York City based social blogging platform, migrated from managed hosting to their servers. In their own facility. In under 6 hours. On the first try. Through this story I will illustrate the tools and techniques that made it all possible. It is also the story of the technologies we used and the lessons learned along the way. Most importantly, it is the story of how to rapidly scale up and survive the tidal wave of users that comes with massive popularity.