Paul Hammond
Engineer, -

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Paul Hammond makes things on the internet. He’s currently working on Typekit, a cloud based font subscription service for web designers. Previously he led a group of hard working supernerds at Flickr. He was involved in early versions of Yahoo Fire Eagle and Yahoo Pipes, and has helped build infrastructure for the BBC, Yahoo Bookmarks and Delicious.

Paul has spoken at conferences on subjects ranging from the future of broadcasting to how to win at Monopoly. He lives in San Francisco with 2 kids and no dog, and keeps an irregularly updated technical weblog at


Office Hour
Location: Sponsor Pavilion (Table C) Level: Non-technical
Paul Hammond, Engineer, Typekit Read more.
Operations and Culture
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Using a job queue to run tasks in the background is an easy way to get huge performance improvements in most web apps, but is also an easy way to create huge engineering headaches. This session looks at the different ways of running tasks offline, and how to avoid the operational, data consistency and user experience problems this can cause. Read more.


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