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

  1. 1. Using technology decisions to move quickly and iterate to a better product Mat Clayton CTO/Founder
  2. 2. What is Mixcloud?
  3. 3. Bootstrapped, Profitable and Proud
  4. 4. Failure
  5. 5. Ideas
  6. 6. before you make it, fake it!
  7. 7. Totally fake feature
  8. 8. use your ad inventory
  9. 9. oops...
  10. 10. Development
  11. 11. team is everything
  12. 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. 13. The Plan
  14. 14. Shipping!
  15. 15. Would you ship boats like this?
  16. 16. Not everyone needs to see the same site
  17. 17. Feature Switches - product design without mistakes! http://www.github.com/disqus/gargoyle
  18. 18. Optimization
  19. 19. Django Experiments! http://www.github.com/mixcloud/django-experiments
  20. 20. Big changes == Big wins
  21. 21. Monitor Every Feature
  22. 22. Monitor and alert on changes
  23. 23. Even the best ideas expire eventually
  24. 24. “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” - George S. Patton
  25. 25. @matclayton mat@mixcloud.com Mat Clayton CTO/Founder Thanks for listening!

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