Hursh Agrawal

NYU, @branch, @facebook. I like building system that help people.


Launching Potluck


Launches are tough, no matter how prepared you are. Launches with a lot of press or a lot of new code are only worse. Although Potluck’s launch had as much press involved as…


Staying Productive and Motivated

Staying motivated, happy, and productive is a constant struggle for me, and even though I’ve implemented a lot of structure in my life to keep myself…


Meditation

Meditation is a fickle beast. I’ve been meditating consistently (i.e. every morning) for about six years now and I still don’t feel like I have a handhold on it. I go weeks at a time…


Writing


I, Hursh, pledge to publish a Medium post once a day for a month. This is the only way I can think of to get me to write consistently, and unless I’m subject to public shaming if I don’t do it, I fear I’ll always be afraid of posting blogposts.

Why am I doing this? I think it’s important I outline the reasons why I’m doing this for when I get demotivated.


How Branch Uses Heroku


At Branch, we’ve been through several feature launches on Branch.com and, more recently, several more on our new site, Potluck. Although it becomes easier, building high-quality, high-traffic web applications still isn’t easy. Here are a few things we’ve learned about hosting our apps on Heroku that have helped keep our latency down and our confidence up.


Launching Potluck


Launches are tough, no matter how prepared you are. Launches with a lot of press or a lot of new code are only worse. Although Potluck’s launch had as much press involved as…