August 26, 2016

Version 1 Technical Setup & Exploration

Overall Technical Flow & Process


The Challenge

At a high level, the technical challenges are mostly operational, not programming. The big items are:

  1. Manage the integration of templates, content, and images from 3 different teams into a single dynamic system
  2. Prevent collisions, lost work, and massive slowdown working with a system (wordpress) that does not do a good job of revision control or many parallel updates
  3. Allow for a seamless switchover to the new site promptly at 8:00am.

The Process

Handling points 1 and 2 successfully is dependent on a well-defined process. At a high level, we wanted to prevent lost work and headaches by handling everything within version control.