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.
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.