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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence - Two Conferences to Attend in 2018

by Wesley Reisz Follow 10 Followers on  Jan 19, 2018 1

The IEEE publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Technology Trends for each upcoming year. Making the list for 2018 are multiple topics surrounding artificial intelligence and machine learning. Deep learning comes in as the IEEE hottest trend for 2018.

Culture & Methods Follow 340 Followers

Leslie Miley on Bias in Big Data/ML and AI - QCon San Francisco

by Shane Hastie Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017 1

At QCon San Francisco Leslie Miley gave a keynote talk in which he explained how inherent bias in data sets have affected things from the 2016 Presidential race to criminal sentencing in the United States.

Java Follow 562 Followers

Fresh Async with Kotlin: Roman Elizarov Presents at QCon SF

by Amit K Gupta Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017 4

Roman Elizarov, team lead in Kotlin libraries at JetBrains, presented “Fresh Async with Kotlin” at QCon San Francisco. Elizarov demonstrated how Kotlin addresses the difficulties faced in writing asynchronous code in languages such as Java, C# and Javascript. Async code in Kotlin looks very much like the normal synchronous code that most developers are used to writing in languages such as Java.

DevOps Follow 418 Followers

Expedia's Journey toward Site Resiliency: Embracing Chaos Testing in Dev and Production at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 380 Followers on  Nov 19, 2017

At QCon SF, Sahar Samiei and Willie Wheeler presented “Expedia’s Journey Toward Site Resiliency”, and discussed the building of a community of practice around resilience testing within Expedia. The results have generally been positive: Netflix’s Chaos Monkey has been running daily in production since May 15th; and resilience tests have been added to four Tier 1 service pipelines.

Architecture & Design Follow 1138 Followers

Service-Oriented Development: Rafael Schloming Shares Lessons Learned with Building Microservice

by Daniel Bryant Follow 380 Followers on  Nov 18, 2017

At QCon San Francisco, Rafael Schloming presented “Service Oriented Development”, and argued that an organisation migrating to microservices must seek to break up their monolithic development processes in addition to attempting to break up the system architecture. Treating newly formed microservice teams as internal “spinoffs” provides boundaries and encourages self-sufficiency and autonomy.

Architecture & Design Follow 1138 Followers

Adrian Cockcroft Discusses Chaos Architecture: "Four Layers, Two Teams, and an Attitude"

by Daniel Bryant Follow 380 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017 1

At QCon San Francisco, Adrian Cockcroft presented “Chaos Architecture”, and discussed the evolution of cloud native architecture, and how chaos engineering can be applied to produce better and safer systems. Effective chaos architecture and engineering was presented as consisting of “four layers, two teams, and an attitude”.

DevOps Follow 418 Followers

Designing Services for Resilience: Nora Jones Discusses Netflix Chaos Engineering at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 380 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017

At QCon SF Nora Jones presented “Designing Services for Resilience Experiments: Lessons from Netflix”. Key takeaways from the talk included: the customer experience is a priority; designing for resiliency testability is a shared responsibility; configuration changes can cause outages; and engineers should have have explicit monitoring in place to detect antipatterns in configuration changes.

DevOps Follow 418 Followers

Debugging Containerized Microservices: Idit Levine at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 380 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017

At QCon San Francisco Idit Levine presented “Debugging Containerized Microservices”, and outlined the issues of debugging a distributed microservice-based system, and provided three potential approaches to overcome the inherent challenges. The talk also introduced a new open source microservices debugger that Levine is working on, Squash, which integrates with the VS Code IDE.

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Tracks Announced for the Inaugural QCon.ai in 2018

by Wesley Reisz Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Recently, the people behind QCon (InfoQ’s conference for senior developers, architects, and leaders in software) announced a new conference called QCon.ai.

Development Follow 308 Followers

QConSF Content Update: Less Than 40 Days to Go!

by Wesley Reisz Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 06, 2017

Marking its 11th year, QConSF will be located at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco (just off the Embarcadero). The conference has over 1,200 confirmed attendees at this point and expects to sell out around 1,600.

DevOps Follow 418 Followers

Choose Your Own Adventure: Chaos Engineering at QCon New York 2017

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 22, 2017

Nora Jones, senior chaos engineer at Netflix, talked about chaos engineering at QCon New York 2017. She presents different stages of chaos engineering adoption and gives stories from her previous experiences at Jet and Netflix.

Culture & Methods Follow 340 Followers

What a High Performing Team Looks Like and How to Create One

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Aug 10, 2017

High performing is a team property, a temporary state which needs attention if teams want to keep on performing well. Things you can do to build a high performing team include creating safety, investing in developing collaboration skills, and giving peer-to-peer feedback.

Data Science Follow 460 Followers

Scalable Chatbot Architecture with eBay ShopBot Shopping Assistant

by Srini Penchikala Follow 19 Followers on  Jul 09, 2017

Robert Enyedi, software engineer at eBay spoke at QCon New York 2017 Conference about ShopBot personal shopping assistant application. ShopBot, launched in late 2016 based on Facebook Messenger bot, leverages AI components and the eBay user data to provide shopping options in a conversational style.

Architecture & Design Follow 1138 Followers

Dynamically Reconfigurable Event Driven Systems at QCon NY

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 03, 2017

Danny Gooverts, CTO at The Glue, presented at QCon New York a solution architecture enabling banks to evolve and follow market trends and needs. The solution combines events based service modeling, in memory data processing grid and Docker based deployments to achieve scalability and exactly once processing.

Data Science Follow 460 Followers

QCon New York - IoT and Edge Compute at Chick-fil-A

by Srini Penchikala Follow 19 Followers on  Jul 03, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing technologies drive the architecture at Chick-fil-A. Brian Chambers, enterprise architect at the restaurant chain company, spoke at QCon New York 2017 Conference about how they use edge and cloud services. He also discussed the design principles they follow in their applications: security, open API, and scalability.

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