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October 19, 2012 - by joyentlindsay
This is an excerpt from the new case study published on joyent.com about Geeklist, the challenges of scaling a hot, new social networking platform, and the solutions Joyent helped Geeklist find to decrease latency while saving good money at the same time!
Geeklist is a vibrant platform that lets developers discover, connect, and share the great work they have done. With Geeklist , the global developer community finally has a place to share resources and links with each other, earn endorsements, build connections, and join communities – all on one completely integrated social platform.
Founded in San Francisco, Geeklist is used in 174 countries and has ambassadors around the world sharing the Geeklist story at meetups, hackathons, and other events. By using Geeklist, companies can broadcast the achievements of their engineering teams to a targeted community of developers – people who understand and appreciate the hard work involved – without competing for attention in a stream of unrelated personal content. Often influencers in their own organizations, Geeklist members get to bond and form a relationship with companies they admire. And Geeklist gives employers tools to communicate with developers who want to be contracted or hired.
As it launched a valuable social networking platform in an under-served market, Geeklist had to be ready for a flood of new traffic – and that’s exactly what it got. “If you’re having issues with server capacity or growing your stack, talk to Joyent. They will work side-by-side with you to solve your problems,” Christian Sanz, Co-Founder and CTO, Geeklist.