We increased our focus around our technology performance in the middle of last year, a journey that has our tech teams working very hard to improve our systems so we can provide a good site experience for our customers. We’ve made a lot of progress in this area and the performance of our site has improved significantly from where we started – but our job is not done yet.
As we start a new year, I want to update you since it has been a while since I’ve posted on the blog. Don’t take my silence as us saying we’re not working to keep our site running smoothly. That’s not the case. I haven’t posted for a while, because truthfully we’re still hard at work to upgrade our technology and the incremental changes we’re making are small pieces to a larger puzzle we are continually trying to solve. But know that we’re constantly evolving the technology that supports Ancestry.com behind the scenes so that your family history journey can continue.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the type of updates that we’re making don’t happen overnight – they will take time. They are fundamental changes to our site and system’s architecture that you just can’t make in a couple of months. In fact, we will be evolving our site performance and stability well into 2014 and beyond.
Step by step changes have and will be made, but more importantly we’re working on long-term enhancements that will impact the site’s performance for years to come.
So with that said, I want to wish you a happy new year with the hope that you will have many new discoveries in your family history journey. And rest assured that our tech team is busy at work to make the site experience a better one for you so you can continue to make those discoveries.
About Scott Sorensen
Scott Sorensen has served as Chief Technology Officer of Ancestry.com since April 2013. Scott has been at the company since June 2002 and has held multiple positions including Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vice President of Search and Vice President of Commerce. Prior to joining Ancestry.com, Scott was co-founder and Vice President of Engineering and then President at Coresoft Technologies. Scott was an engineering manager at WordPerfect / Novell and a software engineer at IBM. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.