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OSCON Keynote: Trying To Suck Less

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A presentation I gave about Six Apart's work for the O'Reilly Open Source conference in 2006

A presentation I gave about Six Apart's work for the O'Reilly Open Source conference in 2006

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    • 1. Trying to Suck Less Making Web 2.0 Mean Something
    • 2. Anil Dash (lousy coder)
    • 3. Blogs!
    • 4.  
    • 5. Connect with the people you care about.
    • 6. Hooray Blogs!
    • 7. Cute Overload Cat Pictures 2.0
    • 8.  
    • 9. Influencing Mainstream Media
    • 10.  
    • 11.  
    • 12.  
    • 13. Niche Communities
    • 14.  
    • 15. (Helping Furries Get Married)
    • 16. (Helping Anybody Get Connected)
    • 17. Web 2.0!
    • 18.  
    • 19.  
    • 20. It’s great stuff.
    • 21. Blogs don’t suck. (Mostly.) Web 2.0 doesn’t suck. (Mostly.)
    • 22. Getting Carried Away
    • 23. “ We’re the fourth most popular mobile application for tagging podcasts!” (Digg This!)
    • 24. http://www.hat.evr
    • 25.  
    • 26. Who would want to use this?
    • 27. Is it making my life better?
    • 28. This sucks!
    • 29. Sucks = Could Be Great
    • 30. Uh oh! You succeed in your plan, and nobody’s any happier .
    • 31. Uh oh! You build something great, but you have to shut it down .
    • 32. Sucks = Doesn’t Scale
    • 33.
      • Blogs
      • ???
      • Profit!
    • 34. Profit! (Any way that you want to.)
    • 35. Profit! (So you can scale.)
    • 36. But wait, it gets worse!
    • 37.
      • Open Data
      • Open Feeds
      • Open APIs
      • Open Source
    • 38. They’re not open!
    • 39. Even many sites that don’t suck aren’t open .
    • 40. It’s not a witch hunt.
    • 41. Not Just Table Scraps
    • 42. It’s easy to slip up:
      • Not Open
      • Meaningless
    • 43. It’s still worth trying.
    • 44. Making lives better!
    • 45. What’s It Take To Build This Stuff?
    • 46. Requisite LAMP Stack Slide!
    • 47. Perl gods: We’re Hiring!
    • 48. Yay, LAMP!
    • 49. Uh oh, LAMP.
    • 50. How to win the Tour de France:
      • Buy a bike
      • Buy tight shorts
      • Go faster than everyone
      • Win!
    • 51.
      • A scalable file system
      • Memory Caching for Dynamic Sites
      • Load Balancing
      • Real-Time Messaging
      • Identity that doesn’t suck
      • A useful database abstraction layer
      • Distributed Job Management
      • Ad Serving
      • A useful, standard API
      • Ajax libraries for the front-end
      The Ugly Stuff
    • 52. What’s Wrong With What’s Out There?
      • Not open
      • Expensive
      • Complicated
      • All of the above
      • It sucks!
    • 53. The Platform Perlbal Memcached MogileFS Djabberd
    • 54. Why Use Them?
      • They’re Open
      • They’re Free
      • They Work Like Crazy
    • 55. Real Scaling!
    • 56.
      • A light, fast load balancer that leaves the hard stuff to Apache.
      Perlbal
    • 57.
      • Helps your database service enough requests to have all your pages be dynamic.
      Memcached
    • 58.
      • A high-availability, scalable file system that assumes your hardware will fail.
      MogileFS
    • 59. OMG FILES! M O G I L E F S !
    • 60.
      • Real-Time Jabber Messaging
      Djabberd Powers LJ Talk
    • 61. Perlbal Memcached MogileFS Djabberd
    • 62.
      • Data::ObjectDriver
      • OpenID
      • TrackBack
      • XML::Atom
      • Ad Engine
      • Plagger
      Lots More
    • 63. We build on this.
    • 64. Extracted from real working apps.
    • 65. Web 2.0's greatest hits are built on this.
    • 66.  
    • 67. So What Does Web 2.0 Mean? It’s open. It doesn’t suck.
    • 68. Go get it: http://developer.sixapart.com
    • 69. Now go build something that doesn’t suck.
    • 70. Thank You!
    • 71. See our sessions: Stump the Band: 1:45pm, E142 Plagger: 2:35pm, Portland 256 Data::ObjectDriver: 11:35am Thursday, Portland 256 LiveJournal’s Secret Spinoffs: 11:35am Friday, F150

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