The Tech Blog is Dead. Long Live the Tech Blog

culture MAR 21, 2018

The HBC Tech Blog: “You will never find a more wretched hive of tech and miscellany.”

Career Structure. It doesn't matter. Until it matters.

leadership JAN 24, 2018

In this article, I’m going to talk about career structure, career development, and career titles in a tech organisation. This post is more about organisational development than it is about technology; however, on the grounds that the health of your architecture and technology choices will be somewhat isomorphic to the health of your organisation, I believe this to be a worthwhile read for any engineering leader. I’m also writing this...

Voluntary Adoption in Action: HBC Digital Adopts Slack

culture FEB 6, 2017

Musings on Decentralised Control and Voluntary Adoption in Large Organisations.

Breaking the Mold: Megaservice Architecture at Gilt

infrastructure APR 1, 2016

Today we announce a novel approach to software and system architecture that we’ve been experimenting with for the last while at Gilt: internally, we’ve been referring to it ‘mega-service’ architecture, and, the name seems to have stuck. We’re pretty excited about it, as it represents a real paradigm shift for us.