22: Finishing the Year Strong


November 2nd, 2017

26 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

Ben’s course sales are still going strong, and he shares his updated sales metrics and the purchasing trends of his customers. He also spoke on the Ruby on Rails podcast recently to discuss the course and his experience making it. Ben is scheduled to give a talk at the DC Ruby Users Group on February 16, 2018. He is now trying to think of what’s next for himself in the big picture.

Derrick and the Drip team are preparing for Black Friday. They built models to predict peak hours and optimize their servers. As a result they had a super successful test send at over 4,000 emails per second, putting them in a great position leading up to the big day. The team is still working on load testing to search for more unknown factors in simulation to shore up the system even more.

Today’s Topics Include:

Screenhero shutting down
Refactoring Rails launch progress
Selling products versus services
Work-life balance and project madness
Salaried jobs and optimizing work experience
Drip prep for Black Friday

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Links and resources:

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Ruby on Rails: Episode 236 featuring Ben Orenstein
Seeking Wisdom: Episode 95 featuring Brad Stulberg
The Tropical MBA Podcast