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Boise Tech Talk, Spring 2015

Join us for the next Boise Tech Talk powered by In its 4th year, the 2015 event took place May 21st at the Boise State University SPEC in picturesque Boise, Idaho.


  • What: Boise Tech Talk 2015, Pt. 1
  • When: Thursday, May 21, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. (MST)
  • Where: BSU Special Events Center (attached to the Student Union Building), 1800 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83725
  • Drinks: Water Provided
  • Cost: Free


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1 Hystrix

The API for serves more than a hundred million API calls everyday across hundreds of servers. Learn how we use Hystrix to build a distributed system that is both fault and latency tolerant. We will discuss the bulkhead and circuit breaker patterns used by Hystrix to provide a resilient and fast API.


2 Grunt, RequireJS, AngularJS and Yeoman

Our Client Side Engineers at have fully embraced a modern front-end tech stack to speed up development, testing, and deploys. We use AngularJS to build and scale our social and eCommerce apps, RequireJS for modularity in our build process, and Grunt and Yeoman for minification, compilation, linking, and more.

Learn how transitioned to these frameworks and tools with live coding demonstrations.


3 Q&A With BBCOM Engineers

Ask the development team questions and gain valuable insight from the industry's best!


Justin Podzimek

Justin Podzimek

Justin has been a software engineer at for over 7 years. He cut his teeth on front-end development for a few years before shifting his focus to server-side technologies to round out his role as a full-stack developer. He’ll be walking through setting up a client-side project with technologies designed to help streamline the development workflow and follow best practices.

P.S. Justin is a #rockstar.

Ryan Dearing

Ryan Dearing

Ryan has been at for 5 years. He is currently the Engineering Manager for the Community API teams. The API handles over 110 million requests every day, so there is a heavy focus on performance, scalability, and resiliency.

Prior to joining, Ryan worked at MarkMonitor, a domain registrar for large corporations including Google, Facebook and Yahoo.