Glen Ford discusses why imitating a culture without understanding it to become agile can be dangerous, what can happen when you copy a culture, and what organizations can do if they want to change their culture. He gives several examples on culture change and dives into what can make a culture chance successful.
Chris Young and Kate Gray talk about applying methods used in political campaigns and the workplace to achieve goals, influence and engage people, and win their hearts and minds. They discuss how to create a vision that people can easily understand and will want to support, and how to get interaction and relevant feedback that helps deliver value.
Alex Blewitt talks to Simon Ritter at QCon London 2016 about Java 9, the impact that Jigsaw will have on developers, and Java on the Raspberry Pi along with the differences between the Azul JVMs and Open JDK.
Jason McGee of IBM Talks about Open Source Projects and the Interactions at the Collaboration Summit
Jason McGee of IBM talks to Rags Srinivas of InfoQ about the importance of different open source initiatives, like Container Native Cloud Foundation (CNCF), Open Container Initiative (OCI) and how to sort through them from a developer perspective.
Cornelia Davis talks to Rags Srinivas about the importance of software transformation and the importance of feedback, Continuous Integration and Delivery and how culture and technology play a role in the transformation process.
Aviran Mordo discusses the skills required for technical leadership, his thoughts on DevOps, and the journey WIX has taken when implementing a microservice-based architecture. Mordo suggests that although architects may not be able to code full-time, they must remain 'hands-on', and although many new techniques, tools and frameworks are currently emerging, care must be taken with evaluation.
Jeffrey Fredrick discusses how human psychology can work against successful agile adoption. He explains harsh realities like accepting being wrong where people don't like to be wrong and spotting mistakes from others while not seeing your own mistakes, and explores how you can squeeze out the learning in different situations and really learn from mistakes.
Rachel Reese on the challenges and benefits of using microservices at Jet. In particular how F# made it easier to refactor and maintain hundreds of microservices. The hard bit is the infrastructure.
Alex Blewitt speaks to Martin Thompson at QCon London 2016 on his open-source high-performance networking stack Aeron, and how it avoids garbage collection delays for consistently low latency. Martin explains the use of the xadd processor instruction to avoid spinning wait loops and looks ahead to where CPU technology is heading in the future.
Peter Alvaro discusses some of the reasons that distributed programming is hard, Lineage-driven Fault Injection, static analysis to check deterministic behaviour, CRDTs, and much more.
Alex Blewitt interviews Charles Humble on the origins of the QCon conferences and how he came to be chief editor at InfoQ. They also take a trip down memory lane about how the conferences and news site have grown into an international phenomenon.
John Willis (@botchagalupe) on IT burnout, mismatch between persons and organizations, and the cost for both of them. Also how Docker ecosystem works and the past, present and future of Docker.