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Groupon and Scaling Development (Feb 23rd)

[Groupon and Scaling Development | Feb 23rd]


Engine Yard
500 3rd St, Suite 510
(3rd and Bryant) 


7:00 Pizza/Beer/Networking

7:30 Intros/Every Day Carry

7:45 Talk: Groupon and Scaling Development

8:30 Discussion

8:45 Wrap

9:00 End

Main Presentation:

Groupon and Scaling Development

Groupon's Director of Engineering, Ivan Moscoso, will be providing an in-depth presentation on the "gaps" Groupon had to cross as they went from a Ruby team of 3-4 people to an at-scale team of several hundred developers -- all the while addressing rapidly expanding system needs and massive traffic volumes.

Ivan will cover both the architectural gaps and the people/process gaps they had to overcome. It's a comprehensive talk that should be of interest to any developer who wants to learn the tools and approaches to address things that scale. 

Ivan Moscoso
Director of Engineering, Groupon

Ivan has worked at several startups and consulting companies before joining Groupon in 2009, where he is Director of Engineering. He has worked on everything from scheduling algorithms to iOS apps, and is a big believer in software development as a team sport. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Writing. His hobbies include photography, iOS programming, and drinking anything with bourbon in it.

Every Day Carry

A quick round-group description of the development stacks you're are using. An opportunity to talk about your company, the tools you're using, the pieces that are working well, and the challenges you're working on over the next few weeks. 

  • Company description
  • Platform
  • Database
  • App Services 
  • Cloud/Hosting 
  • Key Components (IDEs, gems, client-side, etc.)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Relatively interesting talk, though pretty high level and not as technical as I would've liked to have seen. I learned a few good things about teams and strategy, though. Not particularly Ruby-centric, but still good.

    February 25, 2012

  • Ron P.

    The crowd really seemed to be very energetic, most meetups are kinda low key.

    February 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first SFRails meetup. I think the meetup in general was great, but I was really hoping for more technical information in last night's talk. e.g. What kind of specific Rails performance issues were experienced during scaling, architectural decisions, etc. The issue could be that a lot of what I'm interested in is confidential, but I was hoping for more detail.

    February 24, 2012

  • Tariq I.

    Are these talks broadcast over any video channel? Skype?

    February 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can everyone (including people bringing guests) make sure their RSVPs are up to date, please? There are still 12 people on the waitlist. Thanks!

    February 21, 2012

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