Geoff McDonald describes how the company succeeds in engaging workers by providing an inspirational business purpose, a decision making framework and focusing on employee well-being.
Steve Hoffman, Ken Dallmeyer share their experience integrating Hadoop into the existing environment at Orbitz, creating a reusable data pipeline, ingesting, transporting, consuming and storing data.
Josh Knowles shares thoughts on the strong engineering culture which has made the Pivotal Labs team successful, taking a look at how things have evolved over the past 20 years.
Ward Penney discusses a few tools, benefits and war stories surrounding Live Style Guides.
Mark Cohen shares how Fairfax is using Lean and Agile to embrace disruption, and how free online news has undermined a very lucrative print news business, taking their classifieds markets.
The authors discuss some of the unique challenges they've faced delivering highly personalized search over semi-structured data at massive scale.
Yoni Goldberg describes some of the technological innovations that have helped Gilt to reach its current size, and highlight some of the core challenges that the company's engineering team faces.
Raymond Blum discusses some of the challenges, solutions and discarded alternatives in creating durable storage systems at Google scale.
Jon Hoffman discusses the general architecture, storage systems and development practices created to handle the ever increasing volume and complexity at Foursquare.
Wesley Chow presents Chartbeat's real-time analytics platform and how able to handle the requests in a cost efficient manner using a custom written analytics engine in C and Lua.
Chung-Yeung Pang shares from his experience applying MDD and Agile to various projects.
Stefan Tilkov shares entertaining examples of real life architectural disasters in software projects.