Rebecca Parsons reviews some of the changes in how data is used and analyzed, including new technology approaches, looking at how data is used to track election violence, movement of people after a natural disaster, and attempts to predict famine and other humanitarian crises before they happen.
Karim Chine introduces Elastic-R, demonstrating some of its applications in bioinformatics and finance.
Ariel Tseitlin discusses Netflix' suite of tools, collectively called the Simian Army, used to improve resiliency and maintain the cloud environment. The tools simulate failure in order to see how the system reacts to it.
Siva Raghupathy discusses DynamoDB Design Patterns & Best Practices for realizing DynamoDB benefits at the right cost.
Chuck Doerr, Asim Malik discuss some of the tools and real-world techniques being used by financial firms to deliver native user experience with HTML5, including the use of Chromium, including approaches for achieving application interoperability and for implementing an incremental, step-wise approach to adopting HTML5.
Sid Anand uses examples from LinkedIn, Netflix, and eBay to discuss some common causes of outages and scaling issues. He also discusses modern practices in availability and scaling in web sites today.
Karim Chine discusses the meaning of cloud computing to academic teachers and researchers in data sciences and how to take advantage of it. With public cloud computing a new era for research and higher education begins.
Pete Soderling presents tactics an engineer can use to successfully attract the best developers, explaining how to effectively tell the story of your product & tech to attract the best and brightest.
Daniel Mezick explains how to deliver happiness through the intentional design and implementation of good-game mechanics inside your team. Work is BROKEN when it is not fun to play. In this session, we provide tools for playing an all-new game of engagement and team learning.