This post is a continuation of our Defrag 2015 coverage from yesterday. Read on to hear about our favorite talks from day two.
Where Does the Time Go? – Researching Top Activities At Work
Lisa Kamm is a Product Manager at Google. She got involved with a project to figure out how Googler’s spend their time at work. How could they make it better? Do their mobile products support their own workflows?
Kamm and a team of curious Googlers embarked on a journey to find out. The project started with a collaborative session, where Lisa posed the question: “Wait… what are the top 100 things an employee does in an average day.” Oops. By asking the question she surreptitiously also volunteered to find an answer.
The search for answers started the way you’d expect. Being a Googler, Kamm began the hunt for answers by analyzing a large set of data. Logs from mobile phone and computer usage seemed to be the easiest way to go. There were some hurdles with actually obtaining the logs, as well as with personal privacy. Kamm prevailed in the end, and was able to crunch down 2.5 billion records to get the data she needed.
Yesterday was the start of the 9th annual Defrag conference! What is Defrag?
Defrag describes itself as: “We explore the frontiers of technology’s intersections with society, government, education, healthcare, and commerce through discussions and sessions rooted in topics like cloud computing, APIs, mobile technologies, big data, devops, the internet of things, and next generation human computer interaction.”
Neat! Read on to hear highlights from the first day of festivities.
Last night’s meetup, which was hosted by Betable, included two presentations and two lightning talks rounding out a solid evening for the GoSF group. Topics included identity on the web, safe storage of tokens (beyond ENV vars), and even the debut of a new Go-inspired embedded systems language.
Remember when enterprise shied away from Open Source software? I sure do. The times they aren’t a changin’. Led to by the desire to cut costs and create better products, companies are embracing open source. Business today runs on a mix of open and closed solutions.
Nowhere was this more apparent than at the inaugural GitHub Universe conference last week.
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining gophers at Gotham Go. It was a incredibly dense single day of information. What follows is a quick impression of each talk, along with links to more detailed material. Special thanks to Peggy Li for tossing her notes on github!
UPDATE: VODs are appearing online now. You can view these talks on Youtube.
Yesterday I swung down to San Jose to listen to Facebook, Box, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and other leaders speak at the overflowing San Jose Convention Center. The @SCALE 2015 conference was a great opportunity to hear Tech titans speak.
It was a scene of hungry minds and egalitarian ideals. If there’s a core takeaway from @SCALE, it’s this: we’re all in it together. Why not share?
Chad Arimura, CEO and Co-Founder of Iron.io, will be speaking at IoT StreamConf conference in April. We’re also sponsors of the event.
This conference will bring together architects and builders to discuss best practices and the emerging IoT technology stack. If you want to collaborate with hands-on people solving real IoT challenges, IOT Stream Conf is the place to be.
Here’s a description of Chad’s talk:
Thur, 11:00am (Apr 23) Harnessing Microservices and Composable services for Agility and Scale in IoT Applications
Fast-moving, agile organizations such as Netflix, Gilt and Untappd are embracing microservices as the new foundation for software development – a direct response to monolithic approaches of the past. A composable services architecture breaks application development into discrete, logical tasks that are better suited for handling event-driven workloads within distributed cloud environments.
This session will review the best practices for developers who must address the challenges of deploying and managing service-driven architectures for IoT and stream-oriented workloads.
The conference is hosted and organized by PubNub and is on Thursday, April 23 at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco, CA. Other speakers and sponsors are from companies that include GE, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, AT&T, Softlayer, Ericsson, and others. If you’re at the conference, be sure to come up and say hello.