As a technology fellow at Battery Ventures, there are many cool things I get to do as part of my job: These include diving into the technology infrastructures that enable cutting-edge startups to disrupt the enterprise, and working with early adopters of these bleeding-edge technologies—and disruptors in their own right—as they transform their organizations.
One early adopter that I’ve had the pleasure of working with recently is Capital One. The company’s goal is to be a disruptor in the financial-services industry. By fostering relationships with venture-capital firms, the team there has eagerly explored innovative new solutions and is well on its way to adopting transformative technologies such as cloud and DevOps. As the company leverages cloud, open source and a DevOps culture to disrupt their industry, I’ve seen them eagerly adopting innovative and transformative ideas like microservices and lightweight containers.
I recently visited Capital One’s headquarters in Virginia, where I did a tour of the company’s technology labs, presented my “Fast Delivery” talk to the engineering team, and shared a version of my State of the Art in Micro-services talk during a recruiting event hosted that evening (find the slides here and here). Here are a few photos from my visit: