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Delivering Performance Under Schedule and Resource Pressure: Lessons Learned at Google and Microsoft

Posted by Ivan Filho  on  Mar 06, 2014

Ivan Filho shares lessons learned during the development and release of several large scale services at Microsoft and Google from the perspective of a performance manager.


Excel Coding Errors Are Destroying World Economies and F# (with Tsunami) Is Here to Stop Them!

Posted by Matthew Moloney  on  Mar 05, 2014

Matthew Moloney discusses using F# and .NET inside Excel, demonstrating doing big data, cloud computing, using GPGPU and compiling F# Excel UDFs.


The Yin and Yang of Hardware Heterogeneity: Can Software Survive?

Posted by Kathryn S. McKinley  on  Jan 12, 2014

Kathryn S. McKinley discusses research approaches and results that abstract, choose, and exploit hardware heterogeneity providing computational power at low energy consumption levels.


Online Controlled Experiments: Introduction, Insights, Scaling, and Humbling Statistics

Posted by Ronny Kohavi  on  Dec 12, 2013 1

Ronny Kohavi shares lessons learned, cultural and scaling challenges conducting hundreds of concurrent online controlled experiments at Bing.


The Evolution of Windows: WinRT

Posted by Raymond Chen  on  Nov 01, 2013 1

Raymond Chen tells the story of Windows’ API evolution from the beginning up to its latest version, WinRT.

Reverend Bayes, Meet Countess Lovelace: Machine Learning and Programming

Posted by Andy Gordon  on  Jan 22, 2013 1

Andy Gordon discusses machine learning using functional programming, explaining how Infer.NET Fun turns the succinct syntax of F# into an executable modeling language for Bayesian machine learning.

F# Big Data Scripting

Posted by Matthew Moloney  on  Jan 18, 2013 1

Matthew Moloney shares some of the F# tools built at Microsoft Research for dealing with Big Data.

Staged Program Development

Posted by K. Rustan M. Leino  on  Jan 11, 2013

K. Rustan M. Leino advocates developing in stages by using languages that offer both design level abstractions – types, contracts, higher-level constructs, ghost constructs- and implementation ones.

Behind the Mirror

Posted by Chris Granger  on  Nov 08, 2012

Chris Granger discusses the need for enhancing the learning tools starting from his own experience watching through a mirror people trying to solve problems at Microsoft.

Windows Azure

Posted by Scott Guthrie  on  Sep 07, 2012

Scott Guthrie has a hands on session demonstrating some of the Windows Azure’s main features, such as storage, websites, services, SQL, blobs, cache, etc.

A Dash of Kanban Anyone?

Posted by Joel Semeniuk  on  Feb 02, 2012

Joel Semeniuk shares some of the lessons he learned managing development teams, how he got into Kanban and why its principles are helpful.

Using MongoDB on Mono

Posted by Justin Dearing  on  Jan 19, 2012 1

Justin Dearing presents a brief introduction to MongoDB, and focuses on interacting with it in Mono via the official 10gen driver. Techniques for handling business logic in application code, such as LINQ are discussed. This is a very code centric talk.

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