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Fsq.io
Foursquare's open source repo, where they extract reusable components for open sourcing -- I like the approach of using a separate top level module path for OSS bits
open-source  oss  foursquare  libraries  maintainance  coding  git  monorepos 
august 2017 by jm
Improving Our Engineering Interview Process
Foursquare on hiring. 'we forgo technical phone interviews whenever possible. They’re typically unpleasant for everyone involved and we felt like the environment of a phone screen wasn’t conducive to learning about a candidate’s abilities comprehensively. Instead we give out a take-home exercise that takes about three hours.'
hiring  interviewing  foursquare  hr  phone-screens  tech  jobs 
april 2016 by jm
Foursquare MongoDB outage post mortem
MongoDB was set up to write to RAM if possible, omitting immediate writes to disk -- but then the db size exceeded RAM size, the disk was hit, imposing a massive slowdown and creating a huge backlog immediately, bringing the site down (via Nelson)
via:nelson  mongodb  sharding  nosql  ouch  outage  foursquare  sysadmin  ops  from delicious
october 2010 by jm

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