In hindsight: Early engineering decisions at Greenline

Our goal here is to share our stories and learnings on building a system that now supports 500+ stores across Canada and processes over $45 million in cannabis retail sales every month. I hope that whether you work at a startup or not, you’ll find stories that you can relate to!

Engineering is messy. Startup engineering is especially so, and I’d argue that if it’s not messy you’re doing it wrong. Speed matters a lot, and it’s impossible to make perfect architectural decisions early on. As a young 20s kid with only 2 years of professional software development under my belt, I did what I knew how to do at the time.