Rob Witoff presents how JPL and the Curiosity rover mission use cloud computing, including EC2, CloudFormation, Simple Storage Service, and Simple Workflow - to enable research, engineering and operations technologies.
Oleg Zhurakousky discusses architectural tradeoffs and alternative implementations of real-time high speed data ingest into Hadoop.
Debbie Madden discusses the types of attributes intrapreneurs have in common, how one can identify an intrapreneur, and what can be done to impact technical innovation from a human perspective?
Reza Rahman examines the efforts under way with JSR 356 to support WebSocket in the Java programming model, from its base-level integration in the Java Servlet and Java EE containers to a new, easy-to-use API and toolset that are destined to become part of the standard Java platform.
Mike Nolet shares lessons learned scaling AppNexus and architectural details of their system processing 30TB/day: Hadoop, load balancer-free DNS architecture built in GSLB and Keepalived, and real-time data streaming built in C.
Runar Bjarnason explains how to approach I/O from a purely functional perspective, exploring the space of existing solutions, their benefits, and drawbacks.
Tim Berglund shares the vision of an organization without product managers with its implications and boundaries, provoking the listener to take a bold step into that direction.
Rich Hickey discusses how a functional database can impact the programming model, using Datomic as an example, but the principles apply to other systems using an immutable database.
Do Agile Methods Contain the Seeds of Their Own Destruction? (Safety and Our Ability to Learn from Failure)
Amr Elssamadisy explores the link between safety and success of agile methods, explaining what can be done to change the culture of an organization to create a base where agile methods can flourish.
Jim McCarthy discusses culture hacking, a distinct kind of culture engineering, expressing a particular hacker ethos, an ethos originating in the world of software hacking, promoting freedom, openness, and embodying rationality and design elegance.
Jim Webber explores analytic techniques for graph data, discussing innate properties of (social) graphs from fields like anthropology and sociology. By understanding the forces and tensions within the graph structure and applying some graph theory, we'll be able to predict how the graph will evolve over time.
Uri Laserson reviews the different available Python frameworks for Hadoop, including a comparison of performance, ease of use/installation, differences in implementation, and other features.