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Jared N.


Jersey City, NJ
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale

Member since:

July 1, 2013

Tell us about yourself (professionally). What technical leadership experience do you have already?

I've been leading Tech Teams for a long time (8 years), programming professionally for 15 years.

What languages/frameworks do you program in (Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby, etc.)? What is your favorite, if different?

At Catchafire, we use a more or less standard django/mysql stack. So, python, django, mysql, etc, primarily on rackspace servers.

What topics might you be interested in?

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.

Do you have any specific areas of expertise? Would you be willing to share it with the group?

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.

What is your favorite version control system and why?

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.

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