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Heroic Labs with Alim Jaffer and Mo Firouz


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Heroic Labs with Alim Jaffer and Mo Firouz

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Today Francesc and Mark have the honor to be joined by Alim Jaffer and Mo Firouz from Heroic Labs to discuss their open source framework for social and realtime apps and games.

About Alim Jaffer

A member of the founding team, Alim joined Heroic Labs in 2016 as the VP of Product after having worked in startups focused in the games and health verticals.

He is based in Vancouver, Canada and San Francisco.

About Mo Firouz

Mo cofounded Heroic Labs and is part of the core engineering team. Mo has worked on various products in Heroic Labs including the core Nakama server as well as Heroic Managed Cloud where he was primarily responsible for automating server provisioning and the monitoring stack with Kubernetes. Mo previously worked as a system architect in VisualDNA and built scalable big-data analytics systems, and prior to that built realtime high frequency trading systems.

Cool things of the week
  • CRE life lessons: What is a dark launch, and what does it do for me? blog post

  • Cloud Dataproc is now even faster and easier to use for running Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop announcement

  • Canary Deployments using Istio blog post

Interview Question of the week

Accessing Cloud SQL instances from Cloud Functions?

Use SQL Proxy, as for the Managed Instance Group, which we cover on episode 81.

Where can you find us next?

Francesc just released a justforfunc episode on Contributing to the Go project. He’ll be soon taking some well deserved holidays!

Mark will be speaking at Pax Dev and then attending Pax West right after.


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