Deploying With a Phone Call: Speech Recognition in a Java backend

November 11, 2011

We had a lot of fun playing with last week’s experiment. However, it became quickly obvious that clicking on a button next to the service you want to deploy is much more convenient than talking to your web browser. Could we take the experiment further and build something that’s actually useful? Well, we all knew… Read more

Beyond Agile: Continuous Deployment Panel

May 09, 2011

Continuing our tradition of meetups at Wealthfront with industry leaders such as Eric Ries and Steve Blank, we would like to open a new series of meetups about advanced lean methodologies. On Thursday May 26 we will have a Continuous Deployment Panel, co-sponsored with IMVU here at Palo Alto. The moderator of the event will be… Read more

Watch my dev2ops video about Wealthfront’s engineering

April 14, 2011

Damon Edwards was kind enough to post his video of me giving my talk about Wealthfront at the dev2ops meetup at Enjoy!

Slides for my DevOps Talk at

April 07, 2011

Tuesday night I gave a talk at for the DevOps crowd. It was a lot of fun and folks seemed to enjoy it. Mostly it was about being a lean startup and the code we’ve written to stay lean. I’ve uploaded my slides to Slideshare if you’re interested: Scaling(?) at Wealthfront View more presentations… Read more

Lean Startup Stage At SXSW

March 12, 2011

This morning we had the pleasure to present at the Lean Startup Stage at SXSW. We presented our case study on lessons learned in Agile, continuous deployment and creating high performing teams. Wouldn’t you love to build and deploy your software at impressive speed? We’ve just heard Eric speaking about maximizing the time through the… Read more

IRC bots for Laziness, Impatience, and Continuous Deployment

December 10, 2010

1988 was an epic year. Not only were the movies “Die Hard”, “Coming to America” and “The Naked Gun” released, but according to Wikipedia, IRC was invented. A tried-and-true technology, constantly reincarnated in similar (perhaps inferior?) forms, IRC is a superb communications hub for a company because it affords so many things: Everyone can chat… Read more