Coconut’s Technology Story 1.5 Years On, In a Nutshell


Allistair Crossley @ Coconut – Coconut's Technology Story 1.5 Years On, In a Nutshell

Coconut’s January 2018 MVP platform was built and managed by its CTO over the course of 7 months. This talk will be an honest trip down memory lane highlighting some of the hard (architecture, frameworks, ops, security) and interesting (Terraform, Ansible, Lambda serverless) technology and infrastructure choices that had to be made to get to market quickly but also reliably and securely. He’ll reflect on what has worked well, what could have been better and which choices he’d make if starting over, before ending with a quick look at some of the current infrastructure work and plans for the future.

Allistair joined Coconut in May 2017 as its CTO and first employee. Tasked first with building the platform MVP launched early 2018 he now manages an engineering team, works closely with product on roadmapping and process, still works hands-on in the code and closely with ops, ensures we are thinking about the right things from a technology standpoint whilst working with the co-founders on running the general business.


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