EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2166 - November 23, 2009     2 of 4

Etsy Hires Flickr's John Allspaw to Head Technical Operations

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After five years running site operations at Flickr, John Allspaw is joining Etsy as Vice President of Technical Operations. He will be responsible for the site operations, database, and quality assurance teams.

Mr. Allspaw previously worked at, IDG/InfoWorld and Friendster, one of the earliest social networking sites, before joining Flickr, the photo site acquired by Yahoo. He is author of a book about capacity planning for web sites, "The Art of Capacity Planning."

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