Claudia Perlich discusses privacy-preserving representations, robust high-dimensional modeling, large-scale automated learning systems, transfer learning, and fraud detection.
David Nolen introduces Om, a ClojureScript library providing a functional layer on top of Facebook React for building MVC UIs.
Simon MacDonald explains how to use speech recognition effectively on mobile platforms, covering the W3C Web Speech API specification and its current implementation status.
TJ Van Toll takes a look at where the hybrid ecosystem is today, and where it's heading, trying to evaluate if the ecosystem is growing or shrinking.
Alex Baldwin explains the exercises used in the 5 phases of a Design Sprint: Build, Diverge, Converge, Prototype, and Test.
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.
Peter Wang keynotes on the existential question of what software "is", in an age when hardware ranges from smartphones to bacterial DNA to data centers, and what developers can do today about it.
Josh Wexler takes participants through the Idea Stack exercises and use case studies, illustrating how to build a vision for a product before developing it.
Adam Ernst shows how his team at Facebook encountered spiraling complexities and declining reliability and decided to make the shift to functional, in the data model and the view layer of News Feed.
Barry Jaspan describes how they test Acquia Cloud, a large PaaS and DevOps project, and what they have learned over several years of developing those tests.
Joe Weinman, the author of Cloudonomics, argues that IT is the weapon of choice in today's global marketplace and increasingly digital world.