Videos uploaded by user “O'Reilly” for the 2012
Why Learn Go?
Rob Pike talks about why we need Go and how it is a next-generation language for today's modern computer environment
Views: 123885 O'Reilly
Nicole Sullivan, "Don't Feed The Trolls" - Fluent 2012
The JavaScript community is one of the most vibrant and fun groups I've ever been lucky enough to be a part of. Like any vibrant community, sometimes people don't play nicely. In this session, I will discuss what it has been like to be shy and be on twitter, mailing lists, and open source. I'll talk about my experiences consulting on massive CSS overhauls, and ways to defeat trolls—including your own inner troll! I'll also share a timing attack for your brain that might just surprise you. About Nicole Sullivan (Stubbornella): Nicole is an evangelist, front-end performance consultant, CSS Ninja, and author. She started the Object-Oriented CSS open source project, which answers the question: how do you scale CSS for millions of visitors or thousands of pages? She also consulted with the W3C for their beta redesign, and is the co-creator of Smush.it, an image optimization service in the cloud. She is passionate about CSS, web standards, and scalable front-end architecture for large commercial websites. She co-authored Even Faster Websites and blogs at stubbornella.org. Don't miss an upload! Subscribe! http://goo.gl/szEauh Stay Connected to O'Reilly Media by Email - http://goo.gl/YZSWbO Follow O'Reilly Media: http://plus.google.com/+oreillymedia https://www.facebook.com/OReilly https://twitter.com/OReillyMedia
Views: 57060 O'Reilly
A Brief History of Media - Dan Gillmor
Dan Gillmor presents, A Brief History of Media, at Ignite NewsFoo 2011
Views: 20112 O'Reilly
Strata 2012: Ben Goldacre "The Information Architecture of Medicine is Broken"
I am a doctor and a data geek. I worry that data geeks are too easily seduced by the glamour of laboratory science and forget about clinics. Randomised controlled trials are the best tool we have in medicine for finding out if a treatment works or not. Lots of trials are done. Unfortunately, the results of these trials can go missing in action after they are completed. Missing data is always a challenge: but we also know that "negative results" are more likely to go missing. This means we have a biased sample, overestimating the benefits of treatments. To prevent all this happening, people have set up registers of trial protocols, to be completed before trials begin. These have not been correctly used, and they are not matched to published trials, which show up what data has been left unpublished. I will describe a small project to fix this, illustrate how that can lead on to fixing other similar problems in medicine, and make a cry for help. Ben Goldacre Bad Science Ben is a best-selling author, broadcaster, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking dodgy scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government reports, PR people and quacks. Unpicking bad science is the best way to explain good science. Bad Science (4th Estate) has sold over 400,000 copies, is published in 18 countries, and reached #1 in the UK paperback non-fiction charts. His book exposing bad behaviour in the pharmaceutical industry will be published in 2012 by 4th Estate. Ben has written the weekly Bad Science Column in the Guardian since 2003. It's archived on this site along with blogposts, columns for the British Medical Journal, and other writing. There are lots of clips of Ben on telly here, and a talk at TEDGlobal here. The Placebo Effect is a two-part documentary series he made for BBC Radio 4. The Rise of the Lifestyle Nutritionists is another. He's appeared on the Today programme lots of times, Any Questions, Newsnight, Start The Week, The Now Show, Loose Ends, PM, Quote Unquote, Watchdog, and various other things. You can find plenty of it if you dig around on the site, along with lectures, podcast interviews, maybe start Here. He has given over 250 talks in the past 5 years, from comedy clubs and music festivals to universities and schools, government departments, and more. You can book him for after dinner speaking by emailing [email protected] He's received lots of awards for writing, and a few honorary doctorates. This is what Google thinks about him, this is what the blogs say about Bad Science. He was trained in medicine in Oxford and London. Ben is 36 and currently works full time as an academic in epidemiology. He does not see private patients.
Views: 9083 O'Reilly
OSCON 2012: Ross Turk, "Ceph: The Future of Storage"
The quickest way to get a proprietary storage vendor to change the subject is to ask them what they think of Ceph. What makes them so uncomfortable? Ceph provides object storage, block storage, and a distributed file system -- in a single storage platform -- for free. Ceph runs on commodity hardware, allowing you to power your storage with the best technology available. Ceph's powerful distributed block device allows you to scale cloud platforms without limitation, and its object store is compatible with applications written for S3 or Swift. Ceph has been designed with no single point of failure and intelligent nodes that are self-managing and self-healing. It's time to throw away all the old rules and start a new era of free storage solutions. You can pay for expensive and limited proprietary products. Or you can use Ceph and invest that money in your business instead. Ross Turk Inktank Ross Turk is responsible for building a strategic relationship with users, contributors, and the open source community. Ross brings more than 15 years of experience creating software, managing complex IT systems, and helping companies understand and serve developers. Before joining Inktank, Ross managed developer communities for Talend, Alcatel-Lucent and SourceForge.net, the world's largest open source community. In the more distant past, Ross ran the engineering team for SourceForge and provided architectural leadership.
Views: 10030 O'Reilly
Cryptic Crosswords -- Dan Bentley
Dan Bentley presents at Ignite OSCON 2011
Views: 2548 O'Reilly
Making Things See - Greg Borenstein
Perfect for hobbyists, makers, artists, and gamers, Making Things See shows you how to build every project with inexpensive off-the-shelf components, including the open source Processing programming language and the Arduino microcontroller. You'll learn basic skills that will enable you to pursue your own creative applications with Kinect.
Views: 9635 O'Reilly
George Dyson keynote Strata Conference London 2012 "The First 5 Kilobytes are the Hardest"
http://strataconf.com/strataeu/public/schedule/detail/26588 Evolution in the digital universe has been driven, since the beginning, partly by improvements in code and partly by improvements in machines. Alan Turing's one-dimensional model of universal computation of 1936 led directly to John von Neumann's 5-kilobyte, two-dimensional implementation of 1946. The resulting address matrix, still in place after sixty years, is how the machines know where to find the code, and how the code knows where to find the machines. Mapping real-world correspondence to data structures populating a storage matrix currently expanding by some 5 trillion bits per second is the challenge that brings us here. George Dyson George Dyson is a historian of technology whose interests have included the development (and redevelopment) of the Aleut kayak (Baidarka, 1986), the evolution of digital computing and telecommunications (Darwin Among the Machines, 1997), and a path not taken into space (Project Orion, 2002). His latest book, Turing's Cathedral: The origins of the digital universe, illuminates the transition from numbers that mean things to numbers that do things in the aftermath of World War II.
Views: 2779 O'Reilly
Velocity 2012:  Richard Cook, "How Complex Systems Fail"
Richard Cook Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Dr. Richard Cook is the Professor of Healthcare Systems Safety and Chairman of the Department of Patient Safety at the Kungliga Techniska Hogskolan (the Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a practicing physician, researcher and educator. Dr. Cook graduated with honors from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where he was a Scholar of the University. He worked in the computer industry in supercomputer system design and engineering applications. He received the MD degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1986 where he was a General Surgery intern. Between 1987 and 1991 he was researcher on expert human performance in Anesthesiology and Industrial and Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University. He completed an Anesthesiology residency at Ohio State in 1994. From November 1994 until April 2012 he was faculty in the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care of the University of Chicago. Dr. Cook was a member of the Board of the National Patient Safety Foundation from its inception until 2007. He is internationally recognized as a leading expert on medical accidents, complex system failures, and human performance at the sharp end of these systems. He has investigated a variety of problems in such diverse areas as urban mass transportation, semiconductor manufacturing, and military software systems. He is often a consultant for not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and academic groups. He does not do any expert witness testimony for litigation. Dr. Cook's most often cited publications are "Gaps in the continuity of patient care and progress in patient safety", "Operating at the Sharp End: The complexity of human error", "Adapting to New Technology in the Operating Room", and the report "A Tale of Two Stories: Contrasting Views of Patient Safety"
Views: 33131 O'Reilly
OSCON 2012: David Eaves, "The Science of Open Source Community Management"
An open source community depends on its capacity to attract people and the efficiency with which it can harness their energy to create great software. While a compelling mission or killer product can be helpful, effective communities must be responsive and efficient in managing the diverse needs and demands of its members. Combining his experience with theories of collaboration and negotiation developed at Harvard and his work in data analytics in the open government space David will outline how better metrics combined with skills, tools and processes can drive faster and better software development while reducing the number of headaches and fights. There will always be some art to managing people, but there can be a lot more science -- the use of proven, measurable processes -- in how we manage our communities. David Eaves Eaves Consulting David Eaves is an expert in negotiation, open innovation and public policy. As a consultant David advises several governments on open government and open data. He drafted the City of Vancouver's Open Motion which helped both launch the world's second municipal Open Data portal (after Washington DC) and rewrite procurement rules to enable the adoption of Open Source software. David has also served as the Director of the Code for America Institute and authored After the Collapse: The Future of Open Government and the Civil Service, a chapter in the O'Reilly book "Open Government". An expert in collaboration David also advises companies, non-profits and open source communities on managing critical relationships. Working with Mozilla he uses data and negotiation theory to them better understand their contributors. He trained Greenpeace's climate change activists on negotiating to help them move from protest to results. And he served as an adviser during the negotiation of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement -- an agreement between the 13 major Environmental groups and largest forestry companies in Canada that has changed how environmentalists and industry work together. David publishes and speaks regularly on open government, open data, collaboration and open innovation. He studied history at Queen's and International Relations at Oxford. When not traveling he lives in Vancouver, BC, blogs regularly at www.eaves.ca and can be found at @daeaves.
Views: 4043 O'Reilly
Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop
http://oreilly.com/go/arduino-workshop Have you always wanted to create electronic gizmos that can interact with the real world? Learn how to make the physical world as programmable as the digital world with Arduino open source electronic prototyping toolkit. With this hands-on introductory workshop video, you'll learn how to use the Arduino for making projects that can sense and react to the real world.
Views: 7312 O'Reilly
OSCON 2012: Danny Hillis, "The Learning Map"
Teachers know their students: what motivates them, what they struggle with, what it looks like when something clicks and a new subject opens wide before them. Teachers also know that a new learning technology isn't very useful if it takes away time that could be spent working directly with students to identify and work on their learning challenges. Applied Minds CEO, Danny Hillis will offer an introduction to The Learning Map, a Shared Learning Collaborative initiative organizing online learning material to get the right content to the right student at the right time. This keynote is sponsored by Shared Learning Collaborative Danny Hillis Applied Minds, LLC Danny Hillis is Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Applied Minds, LLC, a research and development company that invents, designs, creates and prototypes high technology products and services for a broad range of applications including transportation, education, architecture, distance collaboration, advanced visualization, electronics and software. Previously, Danny was Vice President, Research and Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, and a Disney Fellow. Before that, he co-founded Thinking Machines Corp., which was the leading innovator in massive parallel supercomputers and RAID disk arrays. In addition to conceiving and designing the company's major products, Danny worked closely with his customers in applying parallel computers to problems in astrophysics, aircraft design, financial analysis, genetics, computer graphics, medical imaging, image understanding, neurobiology, materials science, cryptography and subatomic physics. At Thinking Machines, he built a technical team comprised of scientists and engineers that were widely acknowledged to have been among the best in the industry. Danny is an inventor, scientist, author and engineer. While completing his doctorate at MIT, he pioneered the concept of parallel computers that is now the basis for most supercomputers, as well as the RAID disk array technology used to store large databases. He holds over 200 U.S. patents, covering parallel computers, disk arrays, forgery prevention methods, and various electronic and mechanical devices. Danny is also the designer of a 10,000-year mechanical clock. In addition to his leadership role at Applied Minds, he is co-chairman of The Long Now Foundation, Judge Widney professor of engineering and medicine of the University of Southern California, and serves on the board of the Hertz Foundation. He has also served on the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute, the Advisory Board of Yale's Institute for Biospheric Studies, and SETI Institute's Technical Advisory Committee. Danny is the recipient of numerous awards, including the inaugural Dan David Prize for shaping and enriching society and public life, the Spirit of American Creativity Award for his inventions, the Hopper Award for his contributions to computer science and the Ramanujan Award for his work in applied mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow in the International Leadership Forum and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Views: 5216 O'Reilly
O'Reilly Webcast: MongoDB Schema Design: How to Think Non-Relational
One of the challenges that comes with moving to MongoDB is figuring how to best model your data. While most developers have internalized the rules of thumb for designing schemas for RDBMSs, these rules don't always apply to MongoDB. The simple fact that documents can represent rich, schema-free data structures means that we have a lot of viable alternatives to the standard, normalized, relational model. Not only that, MongoDB has several unique features, such as atomic updates and indexed array keys, that greatly influence the kinds of schemas that make sense. Understandably, this begets good questions: -Are foreign keys permissible, or is it better to represent one-to-many relations within a single document? -Are join tables necessary, or is there another technique for building out many-to-many relationships? -What level of denormalization is appropriate? -How do my data modeling decisions affect the efficiency of updates and queries? In this webcast, we'll answer these questions and more, provide a number of data modeling rules of thumb, and discuss the tradeoffs of various data modeling strategies. About Jared Rosoff: Jared is the Director of Product Marketing and Technical Alliances at 10gen. Before joining 10gen, Jared ran Product Development at Yottaa where he developed a real-time analytics engine on top of MongoDB and Ruby on Rails. Produced by: Yasmina Greco
Views: 85029 O'Reilly
Brendan Eich on JavaScript at 17 - O'Reilly Fluent 2012
Almost two decades after the birth of JavaScript, its creator gives a whirlwind history of the language with stories (and dirt!) dished out from each era. What worked well for JavaScript and what has continued to make developers groan? What's coming in ES6 and where next for the JavaScript community? Answers to these questions and more from as authoritative a source as it gets. - Don't miss an upload! Subscribe! http://goo.gl/szEauh - Brendan is responsible for architecture and the technical direction of Mozilla. He is charged with authorizing module owners, owning architectural issues of the source base and writing the roadmap that outlines the direction of the Mozilla project. Brendan created JavaScript, did the work through Navigator 4.0, and helped carry it through international standardization. Before Netscape, he wrote operating system and network code for SGI; and at MicroUnity, wrote micro-kernel and DSP code, and did the first MIPS R4K port of gcc, the GNU C compiler. Stay Connected to O'Reilly Media. Visit http://oreillymedia.com Sign up to one of our newsletters - http://goo.gl/YZSWbO Follow O'Reilly Media: http://plus.google.com/+oreillymedia https://www.facebook.com/OReilly https://twitter.com/OReillyMedia
Views: 38056 O'Reilly
Why Should I Code in C?
Views: 19863 O'Reilly
Rich Hickey: Strata Conference + Hadoop World Keynote
The Composite Database While moving away from single powerful servers, distributed databases still tend to be monolithic solutions. But e.g. key-value storage is rapidly becoming a commodity service, on which richer databases might be built. What are the implications? http://strataconf.com/stratany2012/public/schedule/detail/26283
Views: 2624 O'Reilly
No, I'm Good - Peter Rojas
Views: 3781 O'Reilly
Jeremy Howard - From Predictive Modelling to Optimization: The Next Frontier
In "The Evolution of Data Products", O'Reilly Media's Mike Loukides notes: "the question of how we take the next step — where data recedes into the background — is surprisingly tough. Do we want products that deliver data? Or do we want products that deliver results based on data? We're evolving toward the latter, though we're not there yet." In this talk from Strata CA 12, Jeremy Howard shows why taking this step is tough, and he lays out what needs to be done to deliver results based on data. He draws on his experience building Optimal Decisions Group, where he developed a new approach to insurance pricing that focused on delivering results (i.e.: determine the optimal price for a customer) instead of delivering data (i.e. calculating a customer's risk, which had been the standard approach used by actuaries previously). Jeremy Howard, Margit Zwemer and Mike Loukides further explore data products in their in-depth report, "Designing great data products." Read it here: http://oreil.ly/GZEPRw This video is among the workshops, sessions and keynotes included in the Strata CA 2012 Complete Video Compilation. Learn more here: http://oreil.ly/GWeIQa
Views: 22476 O'Reilly
TOC 2012: LeVar Burton, "Keynote"
TOC 2012, LeVar Burton: "Keynote"
Views: 27106 O'Reilly
Where 2012, Chiu-Ki Chan, "Ignite - I Have Nothing To Say"
Chiu-Ki Chan's Ignite presentation, I Have Nothing To Say, at Where 2012.
Views: 3554 O'Reilly
Michael Flowers: Strata Conference + Hadoop World Keynote
Moneyball for New York City New York City is a complex, thriving organism. Hear how data science has played a surprising and effective role in helping the city government provide services to over 8 million people, from preventing public safety catastrophes to improving New Yorkers' quality of life. http://strataconf.com/stratany2012/public/schedule/detail/26619
Views: 2502 O'Reilly
The Bad Touch(1) -- Damian Conway
Damian Conway presents at Ignite OSCON 2011
Views: 2408 O'Reilly
Fluent 2012: Steve Souders, "Your Script Just Killed My Site"
Hiccup. We all get them occasionally. So does the Web. When an Internet or server hiccup causes a script, stylesheet, or font file to timeout, the result can be devastating -- the containing web page is likely to appear completely white for a minute or more. What's worse -- your monitors are unlikely to register this outage. Don't worry -- this probably won't happen to your website. Or will it? Steve Souders Google Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. He previously served as Chief Performance Yahoo!. Steve is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He is the creator of YSlow, one of the top 25 of 2 billion Firefox add-ons. He's created many other performance tools and services including Cuzillion, Jdrop, ControlJS, and Browserscope. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly, and is co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford University.
Views: 9140 O'Reilly
Velocity 2012: Jesse Robbins, "Changing Culture & Being a force for Awesome"
Jesse Robbins (Cofounder of Opscode) explains how to be a force for Awesome. He will explain how to evangelize & overcome cultural resistance to change (& share his own painfully funny lessons on how not to do it ;-). Jesse will teach you just enough Business Speak to be dangerous while you infect your organization with awesome, make your job better, and get more done. About Jesse Robbins (Opscode): Jesse Robbins (@jesserobbins) is Founding CEO & Chief Community Officer of Opscode and a widely recognized expert in Infrastructure, Web Operations, and Emergency Management. Opscode makes Chef , the powerful open source tool used by thousands of developers & systems administrators to automate, manage and scale infrastructure of any size and complexity. With Chef Cookbooks users can find and share recipes for over 380 infrastructure components . The Opscode Platform is the hosted configuration management service that makes Chef even more powerful and easy to use. Jesse was a founding chair of the Velocity Web Performance & Operations Conference and contributes to the O'Reilly Radar . Prior to co-founding Opscode, he worked at Amazon.com with a title of "Master of Disaster" where he was responsible for Website Availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand. Robbins is a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and Emergency Manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina. His experiences in the fire service profoundly influence his efforts in technology, and he strives to distill his knowledge from these two worlds and apply it in service of both. Don't miss an upload! Subscribe! http://goo.gl/szEauh Stay Connected to O'Reilly Media by Email - http://goo.gl/YZSWbO Follow O'Reilly Media: http://plus.google.com/+oreillymedia https://www.facebook.com/OReilly https://twitter.com/OReillyMedia
Views: 27352 O'Reilly
TOC 2012:  Baratunde Thurston "Keynote"
Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics and serves as Director of Digital for The Onion. He has written for Vanity Fair and the UK Independent, hosted Popular Science's Future Of on Discovery Science and appears on cable news regularly to say smart things in funny ways. Then-candidate Barack Obama called him "someone I need to know." Baratunde travels the world speaking and advising and performs standup regularly in NYC. He resides in Brooklyn, lives on Twitter and has over 30 years experience being black. His first book, How To Be Black, will be published in February 2012 by Harper Collins.
Views: 4285 O'Reilly
Horse ebooks   Jenna Wortham
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Fluent 2012: Tom Hughes-Croucher, "Creating the Internet of Things with JavaScript"
We are putting more computers in more places than ever before. Everything from washing machines to parking meters are becoming "smart". Tom will show us how JavaScript is playing an important role in the Internet of Things. We'll explore what the Internet of Things is and how the event driven nature of JavaScript makes whole new classes of application possible. Expect exciting on-stage demos. Tom Hughes-Croucher Jetpacks for Dinosaurs Tom Hughes-Croucher is the Principal at Jetpacks for Dinosaurs, a consultancy that helps to make their client's web sites really fast. He provides technology leadership and expertise in high performance web sites and Node.js for the company. Tom is the co-author of the O'Reilly book "Up and Running with Node.js". Tom has also worked at Joyent as the Chief Evangelist with the Node.js team. Before that he was the Lead Technology Evangelist for North America and a Senior Developer at Yahoo!. Tom has contributed to a number of Web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). He is worked with some of the world's leading brands including Walmart, NASA, Yahoo!, Tesco, Three Telecom and the UK's Channel 4 Television.
Views: 2638 O'Reilly
Velocity 2012: Jay Parikh, "Building for a Billion Users"
Facebook faces huge infrastructure challenges every day. It has global scale, serving more than 800 million users. It has a highly interconnected service, in which rendering a single page often involves hundreds of machines examining tens of thousands of pieces of data from dozens of different servers. And it does all this in a matter of milliseconds, day in and day out. What's more, the Facebook product team iterates very quickly, and sometimes takes big leaps forward with products like Timeline — which means Facebook's infrastructure needs to be highly flexible as well. In this talk, Jay Parikh — who leads the Facebook infrastructure team — will share key learnings from the company's efforts to meet these challenges. Jay will delve into topics including the infra development process for products like Timeline, the innovative approach Facebook has taken to its data centers and servers, and the unique tools and team structures Facebook employs as it builds for a billion users and beyond. Jay Parikh Facebook Jay Parikh is the VP of Infrastructure Engineering at Facebook, where he oversees infrastructure engineering and operations. Jay is responsible for leading software development and operations efforts focused on scaling Facebook's infrastructure in order to support the company's millions of users, developers and partners worldwide. Prior to Facebook, Jay was the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Ning, where he oversaw the global engineering and operations teams. While there, the teams he led created and scaled the company's social networking platform from 50,000 social networks to over 1.5 million social networks. Before Ning, Jay was the Vice President of Engineering at Akamai Technologies where he helped build the world's largest and most globally distributed computing platform. Over his nine years at Akamai, he led the engineering teams responsible for the distributed delivery and application acceleration services that are used today by thousands of Akamai customers. Jay also serves as a technology advisor to several early-stage companies and has filed several U.S. patents.
Views: 18109 O'Reilly
Sunil Dhaliwal's Ignite Presentation, "Battery Ventures", at the 2012 Velocity Conference
Sunil Dhaliwal's Ignite Presentation, "Battery Ventures Why Startups Fail", at the 2012 Velocity Conference
Views: 1173 O'Reilly
My True Friends - Lada Adamic
Lada Adamic presents, My True Friends, at Ignite NewsFoo 2011
Views: 7803 O'Reilly
Bret Slatkin's Ignite Presentation, "Google Perceptual Diffs ", at the 2012 Velocity Conference.
Bret Slatkin's Ignite Presentation, "Google Perceptual Diffs in Continuous Deployment", at the 2012 Velocity Conference.
Views: 2015 O'Reilly
Jacob Thornton interviewed at OSCON 2012
Jacob Thornton Twitter I work at twitter on the platform team and I'm the co-author of some pretty nifty open source, Ender, Bootstrap, and Hogan.js with my good friends @ded, @mdo, and @sayrer (respectively). I'm not a computer scientist. Also, I'm not obese. But I will respond to fat. I am hungover. And I'm probably eating pizza.
Views: 2854 O'Reilly
Mark Luckie, "Why RuPaul is Better at Social Media Than You"
News Foo is a gathering of 150 key practitioners and thinkers from the worlds of journalism, technology, and public policy who are re-imagining the future of the news. It's an "unconference" where we share projects and ideas, and tackle challenging problems together.
Views: 1089 O'Reilly
Vic Strecher, "On Purpose"
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Stories over spreadsheets and other ways narrative can unlock data: Kris Hammond at Foo 2012
Imagine a future where clear language supplants spreadsheets. In this interview, Narrative Science CTO Kris Hammond explains how we might get there. Related story: http://oreil.ly/K58gnL
Views: 1543 O'Reilly
Why I Unplug - Monica Guzman
Monica Guzman presents, Why I Unplug, at Ignite NewsFoo 2011
Views: 2132 O'Reilly
Doug Cutting: Strata Conference + Hadoop World Keynote
Beyond Batch http://strataconf.com/stratany2012/public/schedule/detail/26519 Hadoop started as an offline, batch-processing system. It made it practical to store and process much larger datasets than before. Subsequently, more interactive, online systems emerged, integrating with Hadoop. First among these was HBase, the key/value store. Now scalable interactive query engines are beginning to join the Hadoop ecosystem. Realtime is gradually becoming a viable peer to batch in big data.
Views: 2500 O'Reilly
John Graham-Cumming keynote Strata Conference London 2012 "The Great Railway Caper"
http://strataconf.com/strataeu/public/schedule/detail/26214 The Great Railway Caper: Big Data in 1955 It's 1951 and you've got the world's first business computer and you've just been handed a Big Data problem. Go! With 2K of memory it was powerful enough to run the then massive Lyons business. But it wasn't long, in 1955, before Big Data came calling in the form of a request from British Rail to calculate the shortest distance between every one of their 5,000 railway stations. The British Rail network was, of course, a graph with edges labelled with the distance between the stations, but graph algorithms hadn't been invented yet. Dijkstra's Shortest Path algorithm which is widely used today wouldn't be described until 1959. And with 5,000 stations there were 12.5 million distance pairs to calculate exceeding the memory capacity of LEO by four orders of magnitude (equivalent today of a single large machine being faced with a petabyte to calculate). What could be more modern? Data that exceeds available memory by orders of magnitude; a graph structure; the need for new algorithms. In this talk I'll tell the story of Roger Coleman who worked out how to partition the problem into manageable parts, discovered Dijkstra's algorithm, and hand coded the solution in assembly language.
Views: 3624 O'Reilly
TOC 2012:  Eric Ries, "Keynote"
Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller "The Lean Startup" and the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned. He co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup. In 2007, BusinessWeek named him one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. In 2009, he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has consulted to new and established companies as well as venture capital firms. He is currently serving as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School and a Fellow for IDEO, the design consulting firm. His Lean Startup methodology has been written about in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post, and many blogs. He lives in San Francisco.
Views: 4436 O'Reilly
O'Reilly Webcast: Data Modeling for Google App Engine using Python and ndb
An introduction to data modeling for scalable web applications using Google App Engine, Python, and the ndb library. This talk covers features of the App Engine datastore and how to use them from ndb, including creating and manipulating entities, performing pre-indexed queries, and enforcing data integrity with transactions. It also introduces features of ndb for implementing structured data, and managing application performance with memcache, asynchronous API calls, and tasklets. Some familiarity with App Engine and Python are recommended, though no previous experience with ndb is needed. About Dan Sanderson Dan Sanderson is a technical writer and software engineer at Google, Inc. He has worked in the web industry for over 10 years as a software engineer and technical writer for Google, Amazon.com and the Walt Disney Internet Group. He lives in Seattle, Washington. For more information about Dan, visit his website at www.dansanderson.com.
Views: 11327 O'Reilly
Python for Data Analysis
Wes McKinney, author of Python for Data Analysis, and founder of Lambda Foundry talks about Python in the data space and why those using the R programming language should take a look at Python.
Views: 4433 O'Reilly
Where 2012, Eric Gundersen, "Designing Fast and Beautiful Maps"
Open source tools let you design fast and beautiful interactive maps using your own data and share them on the web and mobile. This keynote will be a walk through showing how to use TileMill, and how it integrates with the web. Eric will take you from a spreadsheet to a custom designed map and then share it from a cloud map hosting service using embeddable widgets and the MapBox API. Eric Gundersen MapBox Eric coordinates product development for MapBox, the platform that let anyone make fast and beautiful maps and share them anywhere. Eric is passionate about open data and building open source data visualization tools that focus on speed and hot design. He's also the co-founder of Development Seed, a creative data visualization team based in Washington, DC.
Views: 2759 O'Reilly
O'Reilly Strata Conference 2013
http://strataconf.com/strata2013 O'Reilly Strata: Making Data Work The O'Reilly Strata Conference in Santa Clara sells out every year because we bring together the best minds in data to explore the complex issues shaping big data—and the exciting ways that big data, data science, and pervasive computing will change the way we do business and the way we live. The call for speaker proposals has closed. Thanks to all who submitted propsals to present at Strata Conference in Santa Clara 2013. We will be notifying proposers by late October. Conference Topics Real world big data and data science case studies Data science: the profession and practice Hadoop: best practice, and what's coming next Data engineering, infrastructure and databases Analytics, predictive modeling and machine learning Real time and interactive analytics Location: geodata, mapping, mobile and location-based services Data driven business: using data and technology to tackle business problems Visualization, communication and story-telling Bringing BI into a big data world Policy, ethics and privacy Internet of things, ubiquitous computing and augmented reality Important Dates Call for Proposals ends October 7, 2012 Proposers notified by late October 2012 Registration opens October 2012
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Management Wisdom of Battlestar Galactica - Matt Waite
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Where 2012, Amber Case, "Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface"
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Strata Rx 2012:  "Buxton's Ghost: The Ethos of Healthcare Data Science", Fred Trotter
What relationship do we, as data scientists, have with patients? The relationship between patient and doctor, when it changes to scientist and test subject has always been strained. Big Data in healthcare will only increase this strain, unless it is used to empower patients. This talk will cover the state of the art in using Big Data to empower patients including the efforts to open up government data sets as part of healthdata.gov. Most importantly, this talk will see the release of an entirely new healthcare data set: The Strata Rx mystery data set. The data set will available initially only to Strata Rx attendees. Fred Trotter FredTrotter.com Fred Trotter is a hacktivist, coding for social change. Trotter is one of the most celebrated health IT and health IT security experts in the country. He is one of the designers of the Direct Project, which is now a mandated health information exchange protocol in the United States. He, along with David Uhlman, wrote the first Health IT book for O'Reilly and the most popular book on the Meaningful Use standards: Meaningful Use and Beyond. Fred is always looking for ways to use to technology to empower patients to get better healthcare.
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