Convoy case study
Brandon Bloom, Senior Software Engineer, Convoy

Sourcegraph increases the efficiency and confidence of our entry level developers when they build features that touch different parts of our code base.

Brandon Bloom, Senior Software Engineer, Convoy
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Convoy improved their developer on-boarding with Sourcegraph

Founded in 2015, Convoy has quickly grown to over 500 employees. However, their accelerated team growth comes with challenges: new hires have to quickly learn how to contribute to a dynamic system of microservices.

Onboarding new hires

For Brandon Bloom, a new hire who was eager to start contributing, using GitHub’s native search across Convoy’s voluminous repositories rarely gave him the results he needed. His frustration led him to Sourcegraph. As an on-prem and self-hosted product, he could safely and independently set up a Sourcegraph instance locally, and was able to get everything up and running within a matter of minutes. Suddenly, searching across hundreds of repositories returned exact results and code affected by any changes became fully traceable

It didn’t take long for other engineers in his team to realize the immense benefits Sourcegraph provided when it came to understanding Convoy’s growing code base.

It's helped me out a lot. Made going through other people's code much easier and was better for learning different patterns used in other repos.

Aamir Jawaid, Software Engineer, Convoy

For our new developers, Sourcegraph has been invaluable to get to know the repository structure, to track down where code lives, and self-service during their investigations.

Owen Kim, Senior Software Engineer, Convoy

The usage grew organically and so did the speed in which they were able to ship solutions for complex logistical problems.

Fast, org-wide code search is a necessity in any organization, and tooling for this is especially necessary when we’ve chosen a multi-repo approach to code organization. The time I would otherwise spend using either GitHub’s slow search or finding and cloning repos is worth a lot more than $20 / month.

James Reggio, Principal Engineer, Convoy

It’s fast, which is super nice. It’s faster than any other tool I’ve ever used for code search. I’ve become more productive with Sourcegraph.

Ethan Hall, Senior Software Engineer, Convoy

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