In the world of big-data, data transfer is a much ignored topic. So much of the big data ecosystem assumes that your data is just "there" while in reality, your data is actually coming from somewhere.Read More
Simon is building big data, predictive, and real-time systems. Are you a software engineer aspiring to dig deeper in data? A data engineer looking to expand horizons into data science or full stack software? Or are you just a general badass with proficiency across web programming, data programming, and deep data analysis?Read More
Etsy IPO'd today and the company is an incredible story of empowering over a million small business men and women to sell unique and one of a kind goods online.
In aggregate, these entrepreneurs sold over $1.93 billion in goods last year, as revealed by Etsy's S1 filing. And while it took Etsy 10 years to get there, its growth is nevertheless astonishing. When Etsy acquired my startup Adtuitive in late 2009, the marketplace sold about $180 million in total goods that year. When I left after three awesome years there, the marketplace was doing an annual run rate of over $1 billion.Read More
You've spec'd out, wire-framed, and maybe even implemented a simple version of your website or mobile app. Maybe you even have a launch plan in place. You know that data and KPIs are a thing, but you don't know where to start?Read More
Etsy has always been a heavy user of IRC for internal company communication. Everyone has an IRC chat account, and certainly when I was there, it was a pervasive and effective communication channel for them.
After Etsy's S-1 filing last week, a few alums created a slack channel to discuss the pending IPO and also to reminisce over the good ol' days at Etsy.Read More