Lessons learned from the team that fixed the HealthCare.gov website that failed in the Fall of 2013.
“Coders and troubleshooters from across the country joined forces in Washington, D.C. to power-up the efforts to get the site back on track. Google site-reliability engineer and Obama campaign veteran, Mikey Dickerson, was responsible for stamping out bugs and speeding up response times. He and Jini Kim, a former Google product manager, relied heavily on the APM dashboard that was rolled out to everyone on the team to monitor the site and stay on the same page.”
This is a fascinating article published in March in Time magazine that illuminates many of the short sighted things that happen in Washington, but celebrates the real technical prowess that exists in the United States, especially at a time when human need and timing become more important than money or politics.
This is a GREAT read.
Thanks to New Relic