I like to treat every process like a product that we can iterate on and improve. The interview process is no exception. So at the end of every tech interview, I like to have a debrief session with the candidate to learn from them how their experience was and how it compared to other companies they’re interviewing with.

I get loads of valuable feedback during this debrief which helps us fine-tune our interview process and impress candidates as best as we can. …


FanAI is a company built around data, loads of it. In this post, we’ll discuss the infrastructure we’ve put in place to handle big data workloads and APIs in a scalable, resilient way.

Overview of FanAI Platform

Cloud Platform

Early on, we chose to build on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for the following reasons:

  1. GCP is unapologetically Kubernetes native. …

Information security is important for any business because if your security is poor, hackers can get in and disrupt your business, steal money or trade secrets, or even data, which is like gold nowadays.

Infosec Landscape

Hundreds of millions of records of PII (personally identifiable information) are stolen every year by hackers. Here’s an infographic of some the most egregious breaches in recent times:

Worlds biggest hacks, courtesy of https://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/worlds-biggest-data-breaches-hacks/

Some interesting stats (from the Symantec Cloud Security Research results):

  1. ¾ of enterprises have experienced a breach due to poor config, or not using 2FA, DLP, or encryption
  2. 68% of enterprises have their data for sale on the dark…


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