Jersey City, NJUSA
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale
July 1, 2013
I've been leading Tech Teams for a long time (8 years), programming professionally for 15 years.
At Catchafire, we use a more or less standard django/mysql stack. So, python, django, mysql, etc, primarily on rackspace servers.
Culture, task management, scaling databases (especially solutions that avoid sharding ;-]), caching, facilitating/encouraging learning on my team, helping them to focus on quality.. Really anything and everything that would help a tech team improve.
I *might* be able to add something by sharing my learnings from Etsy and Catchafire. For now, I expect my contributions to be more informal than me standing in front of the group.
Mercurial. It has the most important features of a DVCS, yet lacks the complexity of some of the heavier/"weirder" systems like git. But, mostly, it's just what I'm used to and consider learning another system to be unlikely to pass the cost-benefit test. I do, however, find myself staring at github, drooling with envy.
I'm Jared Nuzzolillo, Lead Software Engineer at Catchafire. I write code, hire for/manage the Tech Team, drive innovation, and make all higher level tech-related decisions for the company. I have been working at various startups for the last 7 years.