Phil Calcado, TweetSoundcloud
Biography: Phil Calcado
Phil Calçado is a developer with SoundCloud in Berlin, where he works on building the world’s leading social sound platform. platform. He also spent four years working as a Lead Consultant for ThoughtWorks in Australia and London, where he was part of agile teams delivering software on pretty much every single tech stack crazy clients can possibly put together. He blogs at http://philcalcado.com and can be found on twitter as @pcalcado.
Presentation: TweetThe Startup Hangover: How SoundCloud is changing its architecture to support 15 million users
Like many others, SoundCloud started as a simple web application running on a couple of cloud services. As more features, developers and users were added, this then small system turned into what is now known as the Death Star ‹a gigantic Rails application. This talk is about how we are breaking the big ball of mud into small, and cohesive services ‹built not only in Ruby but also in Scala, Erlang and Go‹ while keeping the startup spirit of delivering features like there is no tomorrow.