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  1. 1. Micro Services at Gilt May 12, 2015 NYC Microservices Meetup Michael Bryzek CTO & Co-Founder Gilt michael@gilt.com / @mbryzek http://tech.gilt.com / @gilttech
  2. 2. GILT: LIFESTYLE PLATFORM WOMEN MEN BABY & KIDS HOME EVENTS CITY Gilt is a members-only lifestyle destination and ecommerce site that provides insider access to todays top designer labels as well as exclusive local experiences
  4. 4. 9 MILLION+ active members 500 MILLION+ monthly press impressions 6,000+ brand relationships 3.0 weekly visits per visitor 40% of sales generated through mobile 180+ countries shipped to 1 MILLION+ social media participants 6.5 MILLION+ mobile downloads with over 2 million push notifications GILT: CONNECTED AUDIENCE 95% URBAN live in a metropolitan area 94% INFLUENTIAL tell friends and family about their Gilt experience 89% SOCIAL are active on social media78% ENGAGED visit the site 6+ times a month, of which, 77% visit 10+ times a month 73% MOBILE shop Gilt on their mobile device
  5. 5. The beginning. Simple.
  6. 6. Noon EST Half an Amazon
  7. 7. Scale! Checkout Cart Browse Inventory AKA The Shield Login Register High RPS Low RPS
  8. 8. Circa 2011
  9. 9. Challenges Felt harder to build new things than it should be Cascading failures / Lack of isolation Hard to incorporate new technologies
  10. 10. Approach Empower and trust teams
  11. 11. A Foundation of Psychology Mans Search for Meaning by Frankl Teach Your Children Well by Levine Thinking Fast and Slow by Kahneman "Why don't more people self- actualize if their basic needs are met? -- Abraham Maslow
  12. 12. Small Teams and KPIs Each team owns a metric (KPI) Provides accountability, alignment Enables autonomy, master, purpose http://www.slideshare.net/reidhoffman http://tech.gilt.com/post/44792645000/scaling-agile-at-gilt https://labs.spotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture- part-1/
  13. 13. Circa 2014
  14. 14. Circa 2015 in AWS
  15. 15. Our Evolution
  16. 16. New Challenges w/ Micro Services Dev / Test Process Ownership Deployment APIs Monitoring Alerting Single request performance
  17. 17. http://www.apidoc.me
  18. 18. Thank you Michael Bryzek CTO & Co-Founder Gilt michael@gilt.com / @mbryzek http://tech.gilt.com / @gilttech