Garry is Cronofy’s CTO and co-founder, and a software developer who is allergic to mediocrity. With a varied history including being lead developer at Zopa, the world’s oldest and Europe’s largest peer-to-peer lending service, he’s tackled many challenges that involve scale, highly sensitive data, and where a high degree of accuracy and high level of availability is paramount.
Garry thrives when challenged and so jumped at the chance to join Adam at Cronofy as CTO and take on the task of Scheduling Everything for Everyone.
Husband, father, and cyclist. Proponent of the Oxford comma.
An important mechanism for maximizing your own impact is getting feedback from your peers. Many heads are better than one, but soliciting feedback can be a drain on everyone’s time if not done effectively.We cover two key tenants for effective feedback.
At Cronofy, we endeavour to spend our time well. Time is the lifeblood of any company: capital either buys you more time or allows you to bring on more people to increase your bandwidth.Time will always move forward and you want your product to at the same pace.A lot of time can be wasted doing the wrong thing and that's why we aim to commit as little as needed to test an idea at each stage along its journey to being a feature. It doesn’t matter how many X your engineers are if they’re implementing the wrong thing.
Here at Cronofy we’re acutely aware that things are not always 200 OK, and Monday was one such day as Google Calendar was largely down for 3 hours.Our platform was built from day one to account for such periods. It is one of the reasons that we hold a copy of calendar data that we continuously keep up-to-date.