Late, Over Budget, & Happy: Our Service Extraction Story

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November 20, 2019

Late, Over Budget, & Happy: Our Service Extraction Story

A 3-month project stretches out to 9 months. It's widely viewed as over-engineered and difficult to work with. But months after deployment, it's considered successful. What happened?

In this talk, a principal engineer and a director of engineering recount the extraction of a social feeds GraphQL service from a decade-old Rails monolith. Along the way, we'll cover topics including selling a big project, complexity in remote work, complexity in deployments, and complexity in emotions. We'll tell you about the scars we acquired and the lessons we learned.

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Nat Budin

November 20, 2019
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