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Rent The Runway: Transitioning to Operations Driven Webservices

Camille Fournier and Carlo Barbara from Rent the Runway will give a talk explaining why they chose Dropwizard to do the service part of their Service Oriented Architecture, and the advantages it gives for "operation-driven webservices". They will also explain how they ended up with Dropwizard after trying other alternatives (play, glassfish, spring), what advantages it gives out of the box for operational transparency (metrics, graphite), ease of use and will give some demos around building simple software services in Dropwizard. Finally, they will tell us why they wanted to build operations-driven webservices in the first place.

& networking at 6:30, talk at 7.


Camille Fournier is the Head of Engineering at Rent the Runway, where she has overseen the replatforming of the consumer-facing systems from Drupal to a Java+Ruby SOA system. Prior to joining Rent the Runway, she was an infrastructure engineer at Goldman Sachs. In her limited spare time, she is a distributed systems hacker, serving as a PMC member and committer for the Apache ZooKeeper project. 

Carlo Barbara is a senior engineer at Rent the Runway. Prior to working at Rent the Runway, Carlo worked for a top-tier investment bank developing tools to support the trading of commodities. He is passionate about software and loves learning through experience. He records those experiences on and can be followed on Twitter @CarloBarbara

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