Culture / DevOps / Software Development

Join Our Live Q&A with eBay on Achieving Developer Speed

22 Mar 2021 5:30am, by

As an internet-scale e-commerce company, eBay was one of the early adopters of modern development practices such as observability and progressive delivery. Today the engineering team continues to innovate through practices that enable their developers to deploy to production quickly and reliably.

API development and management has been a particular success and reached a milestone at the end of 2020. eBay’s Buy APIs, which allow third-party sites to place orders from anywhere on the Internet, surpassed more than $5 billion in cumulative GMB (Gross Merchandise Bought).

How do they support developer speed and continue to innovate at scale? Learn more over a stack of pancakes with eBay’s engineering leadership and bring your questions! Join The New Stack Founder and Publisher Alex Williams for a live Pancake & Podcast discussion on April 1, 2021 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time with our panelists from eBay: Lakshimi Duraivenkatesh, VP buyer experience engineering; Mark Weinberg, VP of core product engineering; and Randy Shoup, chief architect and VP of engineering. 

We’ll discuss:

  • eBay today, its infrastructure and application architectures.
  • Achieving speed for eBay’s team of developers.
  • Scaling API delivery and management.
  • Optimizing for latency on sensitive services.

Tweet a photo of your Dutch baby (or any style) pancakes to @TheNewStack or ask our panelists a question and enter to win a custom chef’s apron and hat from The New Stack!


In concert with our virtual pancake & podcast breakfast with eBay, The New Stack will hold a random drawing to select a winner for a custom apron and hat featuring The New Stack logo.

Anyone may enter the contest starting on Monday, March 22, 2021, by tweeting a question to The New Stack’s Twitter handle, @thenewstack before or during the virtual pancake breakfast and podcasts. Anyone who sends us a question will receive a form to enter into a random drawing to win. Anyone may also enter the drawing here.

The New Stack never has and never will share your personal information and will only use your email for the purposes of contacting the winner.

The likelihood of winning will depend on the total number of entrants, estimated to be in the 1/100 to 1/500 range.

The New Stack will choose a winner after the virtual event takes place, no later than April 30, 2021, through a random drawing of all entries. The winner will be notified via the email address they provide. We will send an apron to any location within North America. Winners located outside of North America will instead receive an Amazon gift card of equal value ($50).

Address questions about the event or sweepstakes to [email protected]