Reflections on Hello’s tech stack.

Writing this before I forget some the details of the technology choices we made at Hello.

Context: Building a IoT device with a very small team targeting, a ambitious deadline of 11 months from idea to shipping out of the factory.

Recent AWS outage

If you’re running any kind of service hosted on Amazon Web Services, you’re likely to have heard about their recent service outage on 9/20/2015. It seems to have started around 2:30am PST and was fully resolved by 8:30am PST. As usual, an outage of this magnitude encouraged many to enlighten all of us with how we should have architected our infrastructure differently. Or you could just run in multiple regions.