The food wastage in India is 70 tonnes per year, and there is mismanagement at several layers. Approximately 20-30% of the wastage happens in the last mile, between wholesale traders, and retail mom-and-pop stores. Is there something we can do about food wastage? This was the problem statement I attempted to solve as a first engineering hire at a startup. Our customers were 12.8 million retail owners that deal in FMCG (Fast-moving consumer goods, such as food grains, tooth paste, etc.). The goal was to develop a platform for retail traders (mom and pop shop owners / small and medium business owners) to buy FMCG products from wholesale traders using an Android app. We were attacking a deeply entrenched business practice to help solve a societal goal. For a section of the population which is not very well versed with smartphones and technology, the user experience had to be designed from the ground up to be multi-lingual, fungible, unstructured, and relevant. In this talk, I cover how we went about iterating the solution from a simple SMS based system to a full fledged app backed by micro-services. Having a micro-service architecture provided us the agility to experiment and iterate quickly, and we were able to push out changes much faster, and help solve wastage problems even sooner.
In this session, Chris is joined by Tejas Chopra who will discuss the several problems they faced in this segment with regards to unstructured data, and how our data models had to adapt. They used cloud services extensively, so will also cover how different pieces came together in a cogent form to build better experience for our customers.
Deploying a multi-region Serverless API Layer (Part 1)
In my spare time, I work on a pet project called Theatreers. The aim of this is a microservice based platform focused on Theatre / Musical Theatre (bringing a few of my passion areas together).
I’ve recently re-architected the project to align to a serverless technology stack. This includes: …
Building Solutions in the Cloud
By now, we should be aware of the benefits that the cloud can bring to any individual or organisation. There are plenty of case studies, talking about the scalable, flexible and economic benefits (See Azure, AWS or Google for more information).
Companies see the cloud as a differentiator, and …
Why you should care about Azure Front Door Standard and Premium
Azure Front Door - It’s an Azure Service that has been generally available for quite some time. It went Generally Available (GA) in April of 2019 after being in Public Preview since September 2018. It’s had several updates since, including a slew of Web Application Firewall enhancements, …
Discussing the Cloud with Chris Integration Platform
In this session, Chris is joined by Karl Cooke, Blogger at https://irishtechie.com. Chris and Karl talk all about the CloudWithChris.com integration platform, and the numerous automation/integration activities that Chris has in place to save time and focus on building content!