Today I'm happy to announce that we've released an optimized version of the event details pages on Active.com. About 60% of our events will have this new format, and we're working steadily in the background to get this number to 100%.
The old version made use of tabs and had pertinent information scattered throughout the page.
The new version of the page completely does away with tabs, has all of the pertinent information needed to make a registration decision up at the top (including details on whether or not the event is almost full, and whether or not the price is going to change). We also feel that the new design is much cleaner than the old and hope you have a better experience getting the information you need when signing up for an event!
Hi, I'm Rob and I'm a Software Architect on the Light Engineering Group here at Active. LEG, as we call it, was modeled after the LED group at LinkedIn. LinkedIn was looking for a way to rapidly prototype new technologies and architectures with Ruby on Rails. Their first product was Bumper Sticker which at one point was the mostly highly trafficed Facebook application in existence! You can find many of the fruits of LEG's labor at http://labs.active.com
The Technical Stuff
The server itself is an Amazon EC2 instance running in their cloud infrastructure. This allows us to quickly react to any scaling needs by simply spinning up a new instance of the same server and deploying the code to it. Nearly half our division's products are now running on EC2 and we're moving more there every day. We've found it be an fast, secure and cost effective way to get our applications live.
Stay tuned for more exciting projects from the LEG team!