Scalability & Web Operations Expert. Specializing in MySQL & EC2 Migrations, Disaster Recovery, Agile Deployments, and Database Performance.
New York, New York
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Sean Hull is founder of Heavyweight Internet Group, author, speaker, and advisor with twenty years independent consulting experience. Specializing in scalability of high traffic web applications, at notable firms such as Hollywood Reporter, NBC/iVillage, Zagat, Rent The Runway & ideeli.
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June 02 2014If you’ve used relational databases for more than ten minutes, I hope you’ve heard of slow queries. Those are those pesky little gremlins that are slowing down your startup, and preventing scalability you so desperately need. Luckily there’s a solution. What I’ve found is if I send a report to… read more
May 28 2014Join 25,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Alex Papadimoulis & the guys at Inedo put together CodeMash The Game an interesting game for a new twist to conference going. Now they’re at it again with a kickstarter to build Release! a game about devops & continuous delivery.… read more
May 20 2014Join 26,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I once rented an apartment while traveling in Europe. Unfortunately I didn’t speak the local language of French. So when I got there I had trouble coordinating. After about twenty minutes of frustration, I found someone who could help. They… read more
May 13 2014Join 25,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. It indicates both parties are serious A common refrain when discussing terms of a project, and reviewing statement of work – “when shall we get started?”. The answer should be, “I’m ready to get started anytime you like. Would… read more
April 29 2014I have to admit, though Egger’s is a pretty famous author, I wasn’t familiar with his work. I do however read AVC regularly, the writing of renowned VC & Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson. So when one of the commenters pointed to the book as a great read I… read more
April 21 2014Join 25,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Are you serious about backups? If you’re just using Amazon EBS snapshots, that may not be sufficient. There’s a good chance it won’t protect you against your next data loss. That’s why I like to have a few different types… read more
April 09 2014If you’re like me & spending a lot of time on twitter, I hope you’re also seeing the traffic growth I’m seeing. I’m sharing a stream of posts using hootsuite, then actively engaging with journalists, VCs, startups & technology experts. That’s all great, and I’m finding more and more it’s… read more
March 26 2014I’ve avoided the bitcoin hype for long enough. I’ve watched a bit on the periphery, but recently been doing a bit more research. Then I bumped into the new Andreessen Horowitz podcast, and got a crash course on it! Join 21k others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. http://blog.pmarca.com/2014/01/22/why-bitcoin-matters/… read more
March 18 2014I’ve become a social media fiend in the past year. Mostly because it’s working. The number of prospects & leads I get each month has been steadily rising. Here’s how I track. I hope it will help you too! Join 20k others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. The… read more
March 13 2014Join 20,000 others and follow Sean Hull’s scalability, startup & innovation content on twitter @hullsean. Cloud computing is heralding us into a wonderful era where computing can be bought in small increments, like a utility. This changes the whole way we plan, manage budgets, and accelerates startups making them more… read more
March 05 2014Join 19k others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. Technology choices & talent shortage I worked at one firm evaluating their technology stack. When we got to the programming language, I paused in my tracks. “Haskell” I asked? “Oh you haven’t heard of it? It’s a really cool… read more
February 26 2014Join 18,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. If you’re a freelancer, consultant, or service provider of any kind, you can surely gain a lot from reading David Maister’s book The Trusted Advisor. There are so many ways we can improve, let’s take a look. 1. Consider Traits… read more
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