Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly’s edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand. Founded in 2011, Fastly powers online destinations including Airbnb, GitHub, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times, and Ticketmaster. Here’s a selection of blog posts I wrote on behalf of Fastly.

Real-time insights


Fastly powers tens of thousands of websites, including top publishers and social media platforms like The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Vox Media, Hearst, Twitter, Wenner Media, and Condé Nast. Leveraging our unique viewpoint, I look at global traffic patterns to derive stories about how groups of people engage during major events, such as rushing to news sites during the 2016 presidential election, taking advantage of Cyber Monday deals, engaging with advertisers during the Super Bowl, and giving to nonprofits in the wake of natural disasters.

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Customer war stories


The pursuit of innovation necessitates what The New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell calls “good risk taking,” which is calculated, distributed, and hedged. In this series, I highlight how technical leaders behind some of the leading online destinations help their teams succeed by viewing failure as an opportunity to learn (and find better solutions for future failures).

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Fastly engineers discuss their experience with coding bootcamps


It’s difficult to change course mid-career and educate yourself on a new subject after college has ended. For those entering the field of engineering, it often means taking coding classes or taking part in a coding bootcamp, such as those offered at App Academy, General Assembly, Hackbright Academy, and Hack Reactor.

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