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Aaron Quint

March 21, 2013

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  2. It’s me, @AQ HeYO

  3. CTO of

  4. Chief Taco Officer CTO of

  5. www.paperlesspost.com

  6. • Unique animated gifs posted in Campfire: 3,208 • Unique

    metrics stored in Graphite: ~250,000 • Most individual user-generated cards sent in a single week: ~2 million • Registered user growth over December 2011: 211% (3.1x) • Revenue growth over December 2011: 135% (2.3x) • Number of commits to main app git repo: 44,545 • Number of commits to chef git repo: 4,447 • Peak traffic served: ~300 Mbps • Number of production deploys across applications: 1,631 • Number of staging deploys across applications: 10,600 December 2012
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  10. ALMOST 60, crazy, wonderful people

  11. Ain’t Easy Growing a rails app

  12. Also not easy Growing a Team

  13. Each one, Teach one MENTORING AS A WAY OF LIFE

  14. When I Ship, You Ship, We Ship pushing for a

    culture of shipping
  15. Rules to ship by

  16. We all live with the choices we all make Fixing

    > Complaining
  17. Roadies > Rock stars helping > winning

  18. Push for a balance of quality and quantity working >

  19. Win in pieces, not all at once small changes >

    big refactors
  20. What does this mean in practicE?

  21. Including Rails, Ruby, Chef Maintain over 40 forks

  22. Even if they don’t hit the button, everyone is a

    part of it Everyone deploys
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  24. Numbers for everything we can number Metric obsessed

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  26. While keeping our main focus grounded in the things we

    know and care about (Ruby, JS, PGSql) An ever evolving stack
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  28. Refuse to replace our stack whole hog, Lets make it

    the best it can be The future = Polishing + simplification
  29. github.com/quirkey twitter.com/aq quirkey.com paperlesspost.com THANKS!