Nine billion dollars a year. That is how much Southwest Airlines website pulled in back in 2008 when I was a senior developer on a team that completely re-wrote the SWA reservation webapp. We had to scale to handle over 300 bookings per minute. We had to integrate with a dozen backend systems, and we had to get it done in six months.
My current pet project is to re-think and re-implement the classic Oregon Trail game for the modern web.
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The mentality of a product company is different from that of services. I spent a year as a senior developer for the ThoughtWorks Studios product team. It forces you to take a much longer view of what you are building. You have to factor in customer support, targeting multiple platforms and having a strategy for the lifecycle of previous versions.
Six years of Agile deivery for the enterprise. As a newbie developer at TW, I grew up doing TDD and pair programming with world class developers. I delivered projects in Chicago, London, Melbourne, Bangalore and San Francisco. At ThoughtWorks I honed my craft as a developer and matured as a leader.
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