Des Anderson

Co-Founder and CTO @LearnUpon 
Des Anderson is the co-founder and CTO of LearnUpon. With nearly 20 years experience in the eLearning industry, he previously worked as a developer and solution architect. In 2012 he started LearnUpon, the leading cloud learning management system. Today it is one of the fastest growing Irish companies in the world, placed sixth in the 2018 Deloitte’s Fast 50 Technology awards.

TOPIC: Scaling with legacy code

Going from Startup, to 1.0, to 2.0 and beyond is difficult. Managing your technical health gets tricky, and getting in your way is your legacy code, scalability and need for new features combined. LearnUpon’s presentation gives you an inside view of our journey, technical decisions we made along the way and continue to make, in order to scale our app. You will learn about common issues we all face while scaling technology, how to address them both in your code and in your teams; While coming from a focus of Ruby/Rails and Angular combined, the principals can be applied to any company, team and/or technology.