Office Hour with Gabriele Petrone and Bogdan Vulcan

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Location: Office Hours (Table 2)

We want to cover the main points of our presentation: to get fast, three changes need to be undertaken:

  • Performance: Instead of optimizing a system that is struggling, it might be worthwhile to build performance concepts right into its components.
  • Features: Instead of creating a full vertical feature each time needed, it might be better to create modules that assemble in a desired feature.
  • Development: When the above two points are addressed, development can accommodate more healthy and lean processes.

In these points we will detail the choices that we have made – technology, process – and highlight the evolution of this system.

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Gabriele Petrone


Software Engineer with strong experience in designing, developing web-based global solutions and development of high traffic social game portals (+200 million unique visitor per month).

I love optimization of website structures with the use of CDNs, load balancing, caching, domain sharding, non blocking js, lazy loading, spriting.

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Bogdan Vulcan


I work with great people to deliver excellent and effective software products. That got me the taste for multiple aspects of the software domain – programming, team leading, architecture, project management, sales, business and organizational development. I work with Spilgames – the biggest worldwide platform for casual gaming – on helping cross functional teams develop and enhance their web technologies, processes and user-facing products. I focus on creating excellent and independent teams, in which passionate individuals learn, innovate, develop themselves and the organization. I live in The Netherlands and blog about geek leadership at


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