#7: Serverless at LifeWorks with Scott Smethurst and Diana Ionita (Part 1)
This is part 1 of my conversation with Scott Smethurst and Diana Ionita about their work at LifeWorks. We talked about the story of LifeWorks, a wellbeing startup that were acquired for $400M, in part, thanks to the heroics of Scott and Diana. They implemented business critical features using serverless technologies, delivered them under severe time constraints and created significant business value which played a part in the acquisition.
We talked about how they made their systems multi-region and geo-partitioned their user data. We discussed why they opted for Apollo server instead of AppSync and the challenges of transitioning to a serverless way of doing things - including changing in mindset, local debugging and testing.
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