Defrag 2015, Our Favorites From Day One

Defrag 2015 Day One Highlights

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.

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#EastBayGo: Pareto Efficiencies and AOP with GoWeave

east-bay-go

Special thanks to James Daisa for the base image! CC BY 2.0

The other night we headed over to the TurnItIn offices to get nerdy about Go. They hosted the first speaker-led event for the EastBayGo group. Full disclosure: I was one of the speakers!

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#SFRails: Scaling ElasticSearch + Advanced Ruby Tricks

sfrails-october 2015

Last night a near 100 folks showed up at Hotel Tonight’s swank downtown offices to get nerdy about Rails.

There’s still a lot of excitement, innovation, and love happening in the Ruby world. After a bit of pre-show socialization with our fellow devs, the crowd settled in to hear the talks of the evening.

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#GoSF: Identity, Safe Secrets, and IoT Friendly Languages

GoSF at Betable

The Go gopher was designed by Renee French. CC BY 3.0 US

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.

Let’s take a look at each!

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Favorites from GitHub Universe

GitHub Universe

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.

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Notes from Gotham Go

Notes from Gotham Go
Thanks to Anthony Quintano for the base image! CC BY 2.0

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.

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2015 Container Summit notes and learnings, part 2

Containers, VMs, & Infrastructure Part 2

Yesterday we shipped part 1 of our Container Summit notes. Today is a continuation! We’ll share a few of the other talks we enjoyed.

In this post you’ll find stories from Wall Street veterans, open source giants, and nimble challengers.

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At @SCALE 2015

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?

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CEO Chad Arimura Speaking at IoT Stream Conference in April

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.

Iron.io Speaking on Docker in Production [Feb 11th]

Travis Reeder, CTO and co-founder at Iron.io, and Reed Allman, a systems engineer, will be talking about Docker in Production at an upcoming meetup.

Luke Marsden from ClusterHQ, John Fiedler from RelateIQ, and Jérôme Petazzoni from Docker will also talk abou their experiences on the subject. The ClusterHQ meetup will be held on Wed, Feb 11th at Heavybit Industries in San Francisco, CA.

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