McLaren Stanley Profile picture
Principal Engineer @Amazon, formerly @Uber, @Twitter, @Microsoft, and @_BottleRocket. Wine Enthusiast.
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Dec 10, 2020 63 tweets 13 min read
Alright folks, gather round and let me tell you the story of (almost) the biggest engineering disaster I’ve ever had the misfortune of being involved in. It’s a tale of politics, architecture and the sunk cost fallacy [I’m drinking an Aberlour Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch] The year was 2016. Donald Trump was not yet the President therefore the #DeleteUber movement hadn’t happened yet. TK was still the CEO, we were still in the hyper growth phase of international rollout, public sentiment was overwhelmingly positive, Uber was riding high.