Tock

General Info
Nick Kokonas
Chicago, IL
0-10

About

The best software should not only be intuitive, but be also be elegant and fast — almost an extension of your mind. We are building Tock to be fast, easy to use, and scalable to thousands of restaurants. Our application servers use Java 8 by extending the Undertow server framework. We evaluated a lot of other languages and felt that Java would provide a secure and high-performant platform while allowing the team to write code quickly because of our past expertise developing for it. Java 8 is the most significant improvement to the language in a long time, and our team has a deep understanding of the production vagaries of the JVM. In total, the team has 10+ years of maintaining JVM-based products at Google and elsewhere. And we can't say enough good things about Undertow — it is super fast, easy to use, and rock solid. We love it and think you will, too. Even though more than half of our engineering team spent their years before Tock building and deploying large-scale systems at Google, we're building a production system that is independent of any cloud-based provider. As a result we're deploying our services in Docker containers. We're using Kubernetes as the deployment solution for Docker on top of the amazing infrastructure provided by the Google Cloud to run these deployments securely and efficiently. We provide end-to-end SSL encryption between restaurants and guests to our servers for all traffic — not just a small fraction of it. We believe that your data is your own. Restaurants using Tock will not only be able to download all of their data at any time, but if they decide to leave Tock, we'll even redirect your entire ticket site to the website of your choice for a year — at no extra charge. Notable Open Source Software that Tock uses (not exhaustive) include AngularJS, Facebook React, Redux, Elm,Lodash, Undertow, HAProxy, Docker, Kubernetes, MariaDB, Jenkins CI, Gatling, Guice, Google Guava, and Protocol Buffers.   We're using Angular and React to build lightning-fast interfaces that have the feel of a native app on both mobile devices as well as desktop computers. We believe in a reactive and responsive design that accommodates not only the device but, more importantly, the user. Because technology and speed mean nothing unless your product is simple and intuitive. And we're betting heavily on the web. We designed Tock from the ground up to be a desktop and mobile-friendly web-based platform, not just an app. The web is ubiquitous — there's no app approval process or download (or upgrade!) necessary to use Tock. The latest and greatest version of our software is available to anyone using Tock at any time. This is not an afterthought — this is our primary platform. We intend from the beginning to facilitate the relationship between restaurant and consumer without making Tock into an intermediary, and we believe the web is the best way to make that happen.
Videos (1)
What Can You Break Today?
What Can You Break Today?
Company Spotlight in Tech
TechNexus
videos (1)
Terry Howerton
Solstice Mobile
videos (1)
J Schwan
Analyte Health
videos (1)
Frank Cockerill, M.D.
CodeNow
videos (1)
Neal Sales-Griffin
LED Gaming
videos (1)
Steven De Mar
Impact Engine
videos (1)
Jessica Droste Yagan
Signature Retail Services
videos (1)
Dan Perry
Hireology
videos (1)
Adam Robinson
Alive Telecom
videos (2)
Daniel Barton
Scout Security, Inc.
videos (1)
AAron Dannenbring
Trading Technologies
videos (1)
Rick Lane
XSELL Technologies
videos (1)
Matt Coughlin
Netrix, LLC.
videos (1)
Rob Dang
The Climate Corporation
videos (1)
Corbett Kull
Allant Group
videos (1)
Gaurav Issar
SP+ (SP Plus)
videos (1)
Marc Baumann
Techweek
videos (2)
Amanda Signorelli
ITPeopleNetwork
videos (1)
Amit Dutta
ObjectWave
videos (1)
Sam Cinquegrani
Narrative Science
videos (1)
Stuart Frankel
Aginity
videos (1)
Doug Grimsted
ANKO Technologies Corp
videos (1)
Anatoliy Kolodkin
Adeptia
videos (1)
Lou Ennuso
SMS Assist
videos (1)
Michael Rothman
HighGround
videos (1)
Vip Sandhir
Malwarebytes
videos (1)
Marcin Kleczynski
RedShelf
videos (1)
Greg Fenton
First Communications
videos (1)
Margi Shaw
HS2 Solutions
videos (1)
Phil Hollyer
Scientel Solutions
videos (1)
Nelson Santos
LaunchPad Lab
videos (1)
Tom Cullen
MotherG
videos (2)
Reltio
videos (1)
Manish Sood
Drivin
videos (1)
Kayne Grau
Gogo
videos (1)
Ash EIDifrawi
mLevel
videos (1)
Dave Cutler
Chicago Inno
videos (1)
Will Flanagan
SimpleRelevance, Inc.
videos (2)
Erik Severinghaus
Access Mobility 24
videos (1)
Joe Wright
Antenna International
videos (1)
Dave Falter
SMB Help Desk, Inc.
videos (1)
Matthew Cleaver
Insuresoft
videos (1)
Tony Villa
Emmi Solutions
videos (1)
Devin Gross
SG Interactive
videos (1)
Jordan Levin
10th Magnitude
videos (1)
Alex Brown
Mattersight
videos (1)
Kelly Conway
Market Track
videos (1)
Kristopher Kubicki
Cision
videos (1)
Kevin Akeroyd