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Mat Clayton, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Mixcloud discussing how to use technology decisions to move quickly and iterate to a better product.

Mat Clayton, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Mixcloud discussing how to use technology decisions to move quickly and iterate to a better product.

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Mat Clayton, Using technology decisions to move quickly and iterate to a better product \ AnalogFolk Hack Festival Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Using technology decisions to move quickly and iterate to a better product Mat Clayton CTO/Founder
  • 2. What is Mixcloud?
  • 3. Bootstrapped, Profitable and Proud
  • 4. Failure
  • 5. Ideas
  • 6. before you make it, fake it!
  • 7. Totally fake feature
  • 8. use your ad inventory
  • 9. oops...
  • 10. Development
  • 11. team is everything
  • 12. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” - George S. Patton!
  • 13. The Plan
  • 14. Shipping!
  • 15. Would you ship boats like this?
  • 16. Not everyone needs to see the same site
  • 17. Feature Switches - product design without mistakes! http://www.github.com/disqus/gargoyle
  • 18. Optimization
  • 19. Django Experiments! http://www.github.com/mixcloud/django-experiments
  • 20. Big changes == Big wins
  • 21. Monitor Every Feature
  • 22. Monitor and alert on changes
  • 23. Even the best ideas expire eventually
  • 24. “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” - George S. Patton
  • 25. @matclayton mat@mixcloud.com Mat Clayton CTO/Founder Thanks for listening!