Third Year Anniversary plus a great story from the trenches

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Hi All,

It's our third anniversary, so we figured what better way to celebrate then to have a meetup at our new location. I want to thank Sean from PostBeyond for offering to host our group for the next year or so.

Guest Speaker:
Radek Zajkowski

How I Survived my first Super Bowl launch - the making of Lay's Do Us a Flavour campaign

The lengthy title only says a part of the story. This talk is about a small team of developers with hard deadline of February[masked]am, expecting thousands of Canadians to hit the Do Us a Flavour contest site with hopes of creating the winning entry.

With a tight deadline and some inherited spaghetti code we set out to create a robust web app that would entertain over 300,000 Canadians and receive over 600,000 contest submissions. It is a look behind the scenes of how we selected our technology, where we decided to keep old code and what we re-created from scratch; who was in charge of what area of the project and how we worked with client teams to meet their security and performance requirements.

If you're looking for real world examples grounded in a working web app, this talk is for you.


Have a great long weekend.


This meetup event is proudly sponsored by Mercatus (