Tis the Season...For Scaling! With Rob Cummings and Matt Curry

Tis the Season...For Scaling! With Rob Cummings and Matt Curry (ADO47)

Holiday! It’s a time of merriment… and terror. Let’s talk about how to prepare for a known spike in traffic, and what’s worked (and hasn’t)!

Show Notes





Rob Cummings

Rob Cummings

Rob has been involved in IT operations for the past 14 years. This includes work at Bose, EMC Corporation, and Accenture prior to joining Nordstrom. While at Nordstrom he has been a sysadmin on teams responsible for shop.nordstrom.com, back-end merchandising systems, and virtualization infrastructure. Rob made the jump into leadership by helping form the Nordstrom Infrastructure Engineering and Public Cloud teams. Today, Rob supports the eCommerce Technical Operations teams and is focusing his passion on modernizing our technology stack and how we work together.

Matt Curry

Matt Curry

Matt is a passionate technologist and busy dad from Scottsdale, Arizona. He is currently working at Allstate Insurance as the Director of Cloud Engineering, helping to drive a cultural transformation which Allstate has labeled Compozed Labs. Matt is a software and hardware geek with a demonstrated history of using software to solve infrastructure challanges. He is a strong believer in maximizing developer efficiency. Prior to Allstate, Matt worked at PayPal for 8 years. There he played a variety of roles from Business Analyst to Capacity and Performance Specialist to Solutions Architect. While at PayPal he worked on projects related to holiday capacity planning, datacenter movement, code release efficiency and self-healing infrastructure.