Podcast Episode 14: The engineering story of Strava

The engineering story of Strava, from a team of 3 to a breakaway success with Panayiotis Thomakos. We are discussing challenges and solutions and touch topics like monitoring, feature flags, continuous integration, localization (shootout to Transifex) but also team evolution, product management, and data analytics.

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Using FPGA superpowers to speed up cloud workloads with InAccel 🚀

There is nothing new under the Sun, the saying goes, and that also holds true for Field Programmable Gate Arrays. FPGAs though are back with a rage, with major cloud vendors offering FPGA-as-a-service and chip manufacturers renewing their interest in the space. Among other facts, Intel acquired Altera for $16B and is now shipping the new Intel Xeon CPUs with an integrated FPGA.

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Build on protocols (not necessarily blockchains)

Investing in fat protocols is all the rage in the startup world today. Still, investing in protocols is nothing new. Web 2.0 startups came to life thanks to the Web open & standard (🙏) protocol  (HTTP, HTML, CSS, AJAX). Before that, many networking companies bet their existence on the TCP/IP stack, when others put their bets on private non-standard networking protocols that ended up in the trash bin of computer history.

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