Founded in 2003, Chicago Python User Group is one of the world's most active programming language special interest groups with over 1,000 active members and many more prestigious alumni. Our main focus is the Python Programming Language. There are many ways to get and stay involved. Meetings are open to all levels. Our main (Loop) meetings start at 7pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month at all different locations around downtown Chicago. Stay tuned for a range of other events including our special North meetings and Python Tutorials.
The Chicago Process: How Braintree Develops Software
Braintree needs to be highly available and secure, while still maintaining a rapid development pace and strict backwards compatibility. In order to achieve that, we use what has become known as the "Chicago Process". This involves pairing, strict TDD, a team structure, and weekly iterations, all to empower the devs to make decisions and get work of a high quality done while avoiding siloing.
History of Braintree: Part I
Braintree was recently sold to eBay for $800M. How did we get here? Braintree was founded in 2007 but not as a tech company. By 2010 we had a full payment gateway and by 2012 we were providing merchant accounts and doing peer to peer payments with Venmo. We were profitable from the beginning, and went through two rounds of venture capital funding before exiting, while growing the team to over 200 people.
Some of us like to hang out in the IRC #chipy channel on irc.freenode.net