Moving Fast at Scale: a microconference at SXSW
We know some folks wanted a recorded version of the talk. Given the complexity of our venue setup and the short timeline, we weren’t able to pull it off in Austin, but take heart, we will do a reprise of the talk when we’re safely back in Brooklyn and let you know!
In January, Etsy served over a billion page views and sellers collectively sold over $33 million of goods on the site. We also deployed the site to production 517 times with changes from over 70 unique individuals. Small, rapid changes are the key to faster release cycles, flexibility, better morale, and better uptime.
We’ve written about how we do it here on Etsy’s engineering blog (look here, here, and here for a sampling) but we’ve never explained it all in one place, in person, with free beer. That’s about to change! We’re coming to Austin for SXSW Interactive to make it happen.
From 4-6pm on Saturday, March 12, key members of the Etsy engineering team, along with special surprise guests, will offer a series of small rapid talks providing a fast-paced and intensive overview of tools, processes, and cultural practices that make moving fast easy.
Come catch a conference worth of tech talks, parties, and hallway conversations in two hours. All details about sign up and location (just 3 blocks from the convention center) are here.
- “Scaling Startups” (Chad Dickerson, CTO)
- “Continuous Deployment: the Why and How” (Kellan Elliott-McCrea, VP of Engineering)
- “Deployinator: Etsy’s Deployment Tool” (Erik Kastner, Software Engineer, Developer Tools)
- “Metrics-Driven Development” (Mike Brittain, Lead, Core Platform)
After the talks end at 6pm, stay for drinks and bands for the rest of the night! Members of the Etsy engineering team will be hanging out.
For other events and to get the low-down on all the DIY goodness in the Etsy space throughout the weekend, check out our special Code as Craft SXSW 2011 page.
See you in Austin!