Don't Panic – Launching Websites Confidently and Successfully

A presentation at DevOps Tallinn 2018 in in Tallinn, Estonia by Ryan Townsend

Launch-days can be stressful, particularly when the project’s key stakeholders are keeping an extra keen eye on how things are going. Back in May 2017, my team felt this pressure all too well as we relaunched the website of billion-pound UK retailer, Matalan, on our own ecommerce platform, SHIFT. As exciting as it was, there were tense moments as we opened the floodgates and let an unprecedented amount of traffic begin hitting the site in an instant.

In this talk, I’ll step through some of the technical and non-technical lessons that we learned in the process, and leave you better prepared and more confident when doing the same.

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