Contactually Product and Engineering

Contactually Product and Engineering

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Going Statically Typed With Flow

Going Statically Typed With Flow

Our team moves quickly, and our conventions allow us the room we need to get code shipped without sacrificing maintainability. When we…

Migrating Data From MongoDB to PostgreSQL with No Downtime

Migrating Data From MongoDB to PostgreSQL with No Downtime

Why Migrate?

Contactually’s Brand New Android Application

Contactually’s Brand New Android Application

We’re introducing a completely redesigned Android application, rebuilt from the ground up.

Interning with the Contactually Engineering Team

Interning with the Contactually Engineering Team

In April of 2017 I began a four month internship at Contactually in DC. Prior to my internship, I graduated from a Coding Bootcamp in New…

Creating Scalable Business Intelligence with Redshift, Stitch, Fivetran, and Looker

Creating Scalable Business Intelligence with Redshift, Stitch, Fivetran, and Looker

Data can be the differentiator between businesses. As your company grows, your data infrastructure needs to be able to grow with it.

Adding Read Replicas in a Production Ruby on Rails App with Zero Downtime

Adding Read Replicas in a Production Ruby on Rails App with Zero Downtime

When query, schema and index optimizations aren’t enough to support the load of a high throughput database system, fundamental changes in…

Tackling Architectural Debt: How We Replaced a Production Elasticsearch Cluster

Tackling Architectural Debt: How We Replaced a Production Elasticsearch Cluster

As the quantity and complexity of application data scales with any burgeoning startup, we all run into performance and scalability issues…

5 Aspects of Rapid Feature Validation & Iteration

5 Aspects of Rapid Feature Validation & Iteration

These 5 aspects of experiment execution have allowed us to drive powerful business outcomes like improving our onboarding’s user activation

Engineering Great Design Process

Engineering Great Design Process

Strategies for successfully collaborating and building great product experiences

Empowering Developers with Consistent, Safe, and Simple Deploy Scripts

Empowering Developers with Consistent, Safe, and Simple Deploy Scripts

Deploying software is a notoriously risky portion of the software development lifecycle. Our industry is littered with stories of ill…

Upgrading a Production Postgres RDS Instance with Minimal Downtime

Upgrading a Production Postgres RDS Instance with Minimal Downtime

Scaling a web application requires numerous database upgrades, each potentially requiring downtime. I’m going to tell you a story about…

Postgres at Scale: Query Performance and Autovacuuming for Large Tables

Postgres at Scale: Query Performance and Autovacuuming for Large Tables

There are few large, hard to solve problems that keep your typical software engineer up at night — and a malfunctioning database is…

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Zvi Band

Zvi is the founder and CEO of Contactually, and an active advocate for entrepreneurship in the DC region.

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