Our next meetup will be hosted at REBELLE. REBELLE has launched a fashion platform for Second Hand Designers and offers fashion und accessories for the luxury and high-end consumer.
This talk is about the steps we took for preparing our rails e-commerce application for TV commercials / peak traffic. This includes:
- Moving from AWS to Google Cloud
- Introducing HTTP level caching with varnish
- Dockerizing everything and scaling with Kubernetes
- Building a new frontend with react + typescript
- Related pitfalls ;)
Working with Ruby is a lot of fun. Building Software in general is an incredibly exciting profession.
But sometimes the confines of an office can feel a bit overwhelming. You could always change jobs, right? Well, at some point it just did not cut it anymore.
I will talk about my journey from working for startups and small companies to becoming a location independent freelancer and eventually consultant. Pointing out some pitfalls and sharing incredibly stupid mistakes that happened in the first attempts of this journey and listing a number of reasons and circumstances when you definitely should not seek out this kind of life (yet).
Also I will talk about the awesome feeling of accomplishment, when you finally "get it" and are able to sustain this lifestyle that allows you to eventually travel the world.