Developer’s Toolkit: Nina Berg

This post is part of a series where Behance developers talk about the various tools they use to get things done and make ideas happen.

ninaberg1. Who are you and what do you do at Behance?

Hey there, I’m Nina Berg, a Quality Engineer here at Behance. Our team’s job is to ensure Behance is as stable and bug-free as possible. To that end, we work on developing whatever tools, infrastructure, and processes are needed to test our website. My recent projects include working on a Selenium testing library called Paige, and designing a continuous integration workflow for the cookbooks our devops team works on.
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And an amazing week it was!

Events for our fifth Portfolio Review Week are just about wrapping up, and with over 300 events and 3,234 uses of the hashtag #BehanceReviews, we are blown away by how well our online community can come together and collaborate offline. Thank you to all of our hosts and attendees for a truly amazing week and stay tuned for some additional stats! Here are some highlights:

Pinterest Page
#BehanceReviews on Twitter
PRW Flickr 

PRW # 5


Developer’s Toolkit: Krasimir Georgiev

This post is part of a series where Behance developers talk about the various tools they use to get things done and make ideas happen.

krasWho are you and what do you do at Behance?

Hi there! My name is Krasimir, software engineer here at Behance. I’m part of the backend team and my main responsibility is to break the site and fix it after that (on my first day here Bryan said I could, so I do it from time to time).

My job is to implement new features and improve the old ones. I work on a better way of storing and retrieving the images on Behance. I was also involved in improving the way invites and requests on the site work. The rest of what I do is still under wraps.

I moved to NYC almost 4 years ago and joined Behance about 1 year ago. It’s great to be a part of something that I’ve known and followed for a long time even when I was back in Bulgaria.
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Full Swing: Portfolio Review Week 5 Update

Portfolio Review Week 5 is currently underway and we’ve been seeing tons of Tweets, Instagrams, Blog posts, and other social media blips all week. We’re continually amazed by the excitement around all of the events. Keep posting pictures and recaps of everything you’re doing and keep an eye out for our updates on Pinterest!

Here are some shots from various events around the world!


Auckland from anjanaiyer

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Moving Data Centers with Chef

Moving data centers is scary, make it less scary with Chef, U-Haul not included.

@mtldo + @cfortier at #chefconf2014

At ChefConf 2014 this year, Chris Fortier and I had the privilege of presenting on the challenges of moving from a physical data center to the cloud. Beyond the move, we had to move towards more automation and a hands off approach to managing servers. This meant learning Amazon Web Services in depth and getting Chef onto every one of our machines. The result of our work was a library of cookbooks that could reliably work in three distinct locations: physical servers in Rackspace, laptops in our SoHo office, and cloud instances in AWS. As we developed these cookbooks we gradually improved our process and testing techniques. We reached a flow that kept cookbooks tested and trustworthy no matter where we launched. This also gave the whole team visibility into system changes that would have been easily missed otherwise.

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Behance wins a Webby Award for Best Navigation/Structure

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, and we’re thrilled to be included among this year’s incredible list of winners! This round, Behance took home the webby for Best Navigation/Structure. A big thanks to The Webby Awards and everyone who voted for us. Our team here at Behance couldn’t be more excited!

Behance Wins a Webby!

Learn more about the Webbys and check out the other amazing winners and nominees here.