Jim McCarthy discusses culture hacking, expressing a particular hacker ethos originating in the world of software hacking, promoting freedom, openness, and embodying rationality and design elegance.
Jim Webber explains how to understand the forces and tensions within a graph structure and to apply graph theory in order 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.
Rebecca Parsons reviews some of the changes in how data is used and analyzed, looking at how data is used to track violence, and attempts to predict famine and other crises before they happen.
Karim Chine introduces Elastic-R, demonstrating some of its applications in bioinformatics and finance.
Ariel Tseitlin discusses Netflix' failure-based suite of tools, collectively called the Simian Army, used to improve resiliency and maintain the cloud environment.
Siva Raghupathy discusses DynamoDB Design Patterns & Best Practices for realizing DynamoDB benefits at the right cost.
Chuck Doerr, Asim Malik discuss tools and techniques used by financial firms for native HTML5 UX, and approaches for achieving application interoperability and incremental adoption of 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.