3 releases, all related: first thing is that we separated curriculum from platform releases to enable faster release cycles, esp for curriculum.
Also implemented Collections.
Still running in GCP for supporting services, but have moved to bare-metal services from Packet for primary services. Double the core speed, but much less RAM (don’t need that much, because we clean stuff up automatically about every 30 mins). The per-node price is now $.15 lower, with better performance. Lesson load times are a little faster, looking to optimize further.
Ethan: does this help with scale, eg load across the system as more users come?
Matt: Yes, looking ahead to that. Both performance and paying down technical debt while we’re still early.
Ethan: Will add the release blog to the PP weekly Infrastructure newsletter.