Andrew Clay Shafer discusses how leadership and organizational learning can be used as a competitive advantage, covering various topics: Agile, DevOps, Lean Startup, Cynefin, Systems Thinking, etc.
Nick Zhu & Sharan Karanth introduce a thought framework, based on Anti-Fragility, that can be used to describe, explain, and tune Agile, Lean as well as Continuous Delivery practices.
Steve Arnold introduces Flow, an Agile method combining concepts from DevOps, Lean and Kanban, based on the idea that a requirement is worked on at each point of the software delivery pipeline.
Ryan Vanderwerf explains how to create and deploy a Grails application on AWS VPC using various services such as RDS, S3, autoscaling, S3FS, EBS, etc.
Sudhir Tonse presents Netflix' composable PaaS built with several components that have been open sourced.
Sebastian Stadil advises on selecting the right cloud from EC2, GCE, or OpenStack based on one's needs, outlining the deployment and administrative challenges to be faced with each option.
Anil Madhavapeddy suggests a different approach to building Internet services avoiding the complexity of today's services which incorporate many policies and security mechanisms.
Brenden Matthews describes the infrastructure built at Airbnb using Mesos in order to support Hadoop and Storm.
Details on Pinterest's architeture, its systems -Pinball, Frontdoor-, and stack - MongoDB, Cassandra, Memcache, Redis, Flume, Kafka, EMR, Qubole, Redshift, Python, Java, Go, Nutcracker, Puppet, etc.
Daniel Cukier shares insight in using cloud services to scale web applications, dealing with load balancing, session sharing, email, asynchronous processing, logging, monitoring, CD, RUM, etc.
Rachel Laycock advises on designing systems for rapid deployment, avoiding delivering pitfalls by using micro services and evolutionary architecture.
Clayton Bauman introduces Babel, an open source language implemented in C, targeted for cloud computing. Other features: interpreted, untyped stack-based, postfix, supports arrays, lists and hashes.