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Exploring Wikipedia with Apache Spark: A Live Coding Demo

Posted by Sameer Farooqui  on  Aug 23, 2016

Sameer Farooqui demos connecting to the live stream of Wikipedia edits, building a dashboard showing what’s happening with Wikipedia datasets and how people are using them in real time.


Safe Systems Programming in C# and .NET

Posted by Joe Duffy  on  Aug 20, 2016

Joe Duffy shares some of his key experiences from building an entire operating system in a C# dialect and dealing with errors and concurrency robustly, focusing on open source C# and .NET.


From Zero to Application Delivery with NixOS

Posted by Susan Potter  on  Aug 18, 2016

Susan Potter describes a toolchain and principles for defining infrastructure in code, versioned with the code, providing repeatable configuration, ephemeral testing and consistent CI/CD environments.


TDD is Not Just about Tests

Posted by Fabrizio Romano  on  Aug 18, 2016 3

Fabrizio Romano proposes using TDD to transform business requirements into tests, driving code and tests development in harmony.


Scaling as the Tide Turns

Posted by Cameron Gough  on  Aug 17, 2016

Cameron Gough discusses Australia Post’s three phases of growth, the hurdles met, the solutions found, learnings, and the techniques that helped them grow, scale and change the organization.


Adaptive Availability for Quality of Service

Posted by Theo Schlossnagle  on  Aug 14, 2016

Theo Schlossnagle talks about lessons learned in building an always-on distributed time-series database with aggressive quality of service guarantees, and techniques for dealing with bad machines.


Learnings from a Culture-First Start-up

Posted by Sunil Sadasivan  on  Aug 14, 2016

Sunil Sadasivan talks about some of Buffer’s culture experiments to illustrate how cultivating and iterating on a team's culture can improve happiness, employee retention, and overall growth.


Structuring Data for Self-Serve Customer Insights

Posted by Jim Porzak  on  Aug 12, 2016

Jim Porzak discusses creating an analyst ready data mart that is complete at different levels of abstraction and models customer decision points in order to be able to understand customers.


The Marvel Guide for Developers

Posted by Melinda Seckington  on  Aug 11, 2016

Melinda Seckington discusses how to become a superhero developer by helping others start with the origin stories, and lessons learned from Marvel superheroes.


The Neuroscience of Human Agility in Organizations

Posted by Melissa Casey  on  Aug 10, 2016

Melissa Casey discusses how humans change, adapt, and innovate at work, why closed systems block change, and the impact of hierarchical structures on cultural change efforts.


A Corporation as Big as a Small Country: Towards an Agile Enterprise

Posted by Jeff Smith  on  Aug 04, 2016 1

Jeff Smith shares his experience bringing an Agile way of working to his own organization and to the greater IBM.


Scaling Agile - The View from Above

Posted by Tony Grout, Chris Matts  on  Aug 04, 2016

Tony Grout and Chris Matts share stories from their several year multi-company journey towards scaled agile, showing how to look at Agile from an organizational perspective and not through tools.

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