Welcome to The Observatory, the community newsletter from Orbit.
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I recently had the pleasure of appearing in season 5 of the CodeStory podcast hosted by Noah Labhart. Here's a link to listen:
🎙 Episode 22: Josh Dzielak of Orbit on CodeStory.co
We started off casual and talked about food and getting outdoors in Paris. You'll learn that almond croissants and walking meetings are two of my favorite activities. Then we head into the good stuff:
- What is the origin story of Orbit? How did we go from 0 to MVP?
- What's the Orbit tech stack and why did we choose it? How has it evolved?
- What am I most proud of? (the team!)
- What mistakes have we made? (not to spoil it but the answer is materialized views)
Big thanks to Noah for having me on the podcast. Definitely check it out, there are tons of episodes with engineering leaders from many corners of tech.
If you're interested in building products for communities or working with a modern Ruby, Rails, and Hotwire tech stack, we are hiring! See our careers page or DM me on twitter at @dzello.
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