Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
John Doran

John Doran
Director, Engineering, Phorest


John Doran is director of engineering at Phorest, a company developing the software that powers over 4,000 hair and beauty salons in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Finland, and the US. John ensures scalability and reliably of the company’s platform and delivers amazing new functionality that helps salon owners grow their businesses. He heads up five teams focusing on product engineering, internal tools, and ongoing support that deliver high value to customers through an emphasis on automation, quality, and scalability.


16:3517:15 Friday, 2 November 2018
Distributed Systems, Systems Engineering and Architecture
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
John Doran (Phorest)
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Phorest's platform hit huge scaling issues as its business grew. John Doran shares the ups and downs of coping with a rapidly scaling product and explains how the system got into that state of distress, what Phorest could have done earlier to avoid it, and how the company addressed the problem by adapting a continuous improvement mindset, using distributed architecture, Docker, and AWS. Read more.