Gave this talk at Take Off Conference in Lille, France on January 30th, 2014
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My current company hired me as a Software Engineer. Their software has organically grown over the past six years and it really looks like what you would expect, when you hear that a software system is that old. There was no real abstraction, no idea of services - nothing fancy.
I realized that if I wanted to change the software I had to start with the system architecture. Thus, I joined the infrastructure team where I learned a lot of new stuff as well as what it meant to be on call.