Pushing: Facebook, Flickr, Etsy

Posted by on June 1, 2011

Around Etsy Engineering we enjoyed watching chuckr’s tech talk on how Facebook pushes, not the least because we love to see other folks doing no branch, feature flagged, frequently deployed coding.

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We also enjoyed it, because it was inspired by a talk given by John Allspaw, Etsy’s Head of Ops, and Paul Hammond of TypeKit when they were both still at Flickr, 10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation at Flickr”.

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Also, that awesome grumpy old man, the original photo, copyright Akbar Simonse, is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/simeon_barkas/2713588912/

And if you haven’t see it, we’ve got the slides, and video from our “Moving Fast at Scale” microconference up, talking about how Etsy thinks about pushing:

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(sorry about the audio kind of sucking on that last one)

Posted by on June 1, 2011
Category: video

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Hi Kellan,

I just wanted to mention that I did give credit to John Allspaw and Paul Hammond when I started my talk. Unfortunately the first two or three minutes of my talk were not recorded because of equipment problems.

Their Velocity talk was awesome and was a big inspiration to me when I was putting together my slides. Sorry that the message got dropped from the video.

(I also mentioned this in the Quora thread on this talk:
http://www.quora.com/How-does-Facebook-site-release-deploy-process-work )

Thanks!

Chuck R.

Chuck it was genuinely awesome talk! That wasn’t snark, that was an attempt at ellipsis