Who Doesn't Want to Believe in Magic?

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As developers, we often make things happen but can’t explain exactly how.. Computing ultimately comes down to 1s and 0s, but we seldom think of our work that way. It is the powerful abstractions provided by software that drive technological progress. But what happens when these abstractions become too magic? This talk will explore the pitfalls of “abstraction magic”, and promote the successes that full stack understanding can bring to your projects, and even career.

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Who Doesn't Want to Believe in Magic?

  1. 1. who doesn’t want tobelieve in magic?kate matsudaira | @katematsWednesday, May 29, 13
  2. 2. happinessWednesday, May 29, 13
  3. 3. happinessLife would be somuch better if therewere piñatasstrategically placedthroughout the day.Wednesday, May 29, 13
  4. 4. flow happinessWednesday, May 29, 13
  5. 5. challengesskillsanxietyboredomflowdiagram from the book: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1990)Wednesday, May 29, 13
  6. 6. happiness is a way of travel,not a destinationhttp://occasionallego.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/feb_02_2013.jpgWednesday, May 29, 13
  7. 7. flow happinessmasteryWednesday, May 29, 13
  8. 8. Image source: http://satellite.tpub.com/TM-11-5895-846-14/TM-11-5895-846-140401im.jpgWednesday, May 29, 13
  9. 9. Image source: http://pixelperfectdigital.com/photo/5/computer-circuits.htmlWednesday, May 29, 13
  10. 10. Image source: wallpaperstock.net -Wednesday, May 29, 13
  11. 11. Image source: www.balsas.lt - -Wednesday, May 29, 13
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  13. 13. Image source: http://jochenebmeier.blogspot.com/2011/07/arkanum-die-remystifizerung-des-wissens.htmlWednesday, May 29, 13
  14. 14. Image source:http://etsy.comWednesday, May 29, 13
  15. 15. SPDYWednesday, May 29, 13
  16. 16. Source: http://www.sencha.com/blog/the-making-of-fastbook-an-html5-love-storyWednesday, May 29, 13
  17. 17. mysql>  SELECT  `campaign_active_rankings`.*  FROM  `campaign_active_rankings`  WHERE  (campaign_id  =  3  and  engine_id  =  96)  AND  (latest_rank  =  min_rank  AND  latest_rank  <  max_rank)  ORDER  BY  beta  DESC  LIMIT  3;Wednesday, May 29, 13
  18. 18. Heres the underlying view SQL:campaign_active_rankingsselect  `campaign_tracked_rankings`.`campaign_id`  AS  `campaign_id`,`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`engine_id`  AS  `engine_id`,`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`keyword_id`  AS  `keyword_id`,`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`keyword_labels`  AS  `keyword_labels`,max(`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`rank`)  AS  `latest_rank`,max(`chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`rank`)  AS  `max_rank`,min(`chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`rank`)  AS  `min_rank`,(max(`chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`rank`)  -­‐  min(`chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`rank`))  AS  `spread`,pow(exp(sum(log(coalesce((case  when  (`chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`delta`  <>  0)  then  abs(`chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`delta`)  end),0.5)))),(1  /  count(0)))  AS  `beta`,avg(abs(`chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`delta`))  AS  `avg_delta_mag`  from  ((`campaigns`  join  `campaign_tracked_rankings`  on(((`campaigns`.`id`  =  `campaign_tracked_rankings`.`campaign_id`)  and  (`campaigns`.`domain_host`  =  `campaign_tracked_rankings`.`domain_host`))))  join  `chained_domain_ranks_by_week`  on(((`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`keyword_id`  =  `chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`keyword_id`)  and  (`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`engine_id`  =  `chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`engine_id`)  and  (`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`domain_host`  =  `chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`domain_host`)  and  (`chained_domain_ranks_by_week`.`week`  in  (`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`week`,(`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`week`  -­‐  interval  1  week),(`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`week`  -­‐  interval  2  week),(`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`week`  -­‐  interval  3  week))))))  group  by  `campaign_tracked_rankings`.`campaign_id`,`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`engine_id`,`campaign_tracked_rankings`.`keyword_id`Wednesday, May 29, 13
  19. 19. chained_searches_by_weekselect  `engine_keyword_week_latest_search`.`week`  AS  `week`,`engine_keyword_week_latest_search`.`search_id`  AS  `search_id`,`engine_keyword_week_latest_search`.`engine_id`  AS  `engine_id`,`engine_keyword_week_latest_search`.`keyword_id`  AS  `keyword_id`,`engine_keyword_week_latest_search`.`search_date`  AS  `search_date`,`engine_keyword_week_latest_search`.`search_state`  AS  `search_state`,`prior_week`.`search_id`  AS  `prior_search_id`,`prior_week`.`search_date`  AS  `prior_search_date`,`prior_week`.`search_state`  AS  `prior_search_state`  from  (`engine_keyword_week_latest_search`  left  join  `engine_keyword_week_latest_search`  `prior_week`  on(((`engine_keyword_week_latest_search`.`engine_id`  =  `prior_week`.`engine_id`)  and  (`engine_keyword_week_latest_search`.`keyword_id`  =  `prior_week`.`keyword_id`)  and  (`engine_keyword_week_latest_search`.`week`  =  (`prior_week`.`week`  +  interval  1  week)))))engine_keyword_week_latest_searchselect  `searches`.`engine_id`  AS  `engine_id`,`searches`.`keyword_id`  AS  `keyword_id`,`searches`.`week`  AS  `week`,`searches`.`state`  AS  `search_state`,`searches`.`date`  AS  `search_date`,`searches`.`id`  AS  `search_id`  from  (`searches`  left  join  `searches`  `better_search`  on(((`searches`.`engine_id`  =  `better_search`.`engine_id`)  and  (`searches`.`keyword_id`  =  `better_search`.`keyword_id`)  and  (`searches`.`week`  =  `better_search`.`week`)  and  (`better_search`.`state`  =  2)  and  (`searches`.`date`  <  `better_search`.`date`))))  where  ((`searches`.`state`  =  2)  and  isnull(`better_search`.`id`))search_domain_rankselect  `pages_urls`.`search_id`  AS  `search_id`,`pages_urls`.`host`  AS  `domain_host`,`pages_urls`.`rank`  AS  `rank`,`pages_urls`.`url_id`  AS  `url_id`  from  (`pages_urls`  left  join  `pages_urls`  `better_pages_urls`  on(((`better_pages_urls`.`host`  =  `pages_urls`.`host`)  and  (`better_pages_urls`.`search_id`  =  `pages_urls`.`search_id`)  and  (`better_pages_urls`.`rank`  <  `pages_urls`.`rank`))))  where  isnull(`better_pages_urls`.`id`)campaign_trackingsselect  `campaign_engines`.`campaign_id`  AS  `campaign_id`,`campaign_engines`.`engine_id`  AS  `engine_id`,`campaign_keywords`.`keyword_id`  AS  `keyword_id`,`campaign_keywords`.`labels`  AS  `keyword_labels`,`campaign_domains`.`domain_host`  AS  `domain_host`  from  ((`campaign_engines`  join  `campaign_domains`  on((`campaign_engines`.`campaign_id`  =  `campaign_domains`.`campaign_id`)))  join  `campaign_keywords`  on((`campaign_engines`.`campaign_id`  =  `campaign_keywords`.`campaign_id`)))campaign_tracked_rankingsselect  `campaign_trackings`.`campaign_id`  AS  `campaign_id`,`campaign_trackings`.`engine_id`  AS  `engine_id`,`campaign_trackings`.`keyword_id`  AS  `keyword_id`,`campaign_trackings`.`keyword_labels`  AS  `keyword_labels`,`campaign_trackings`.`domain_host`  AS  `domain_host`,`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`search_id`  AS  `search_id`,`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`search_date`  AS  `search_date`,`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`search_state`  AS  `search_state`,`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`week`  AS  `week`,`domain_ranking_summaries`.`rank`  AS  `rank`,`domain_ranking_summaries`.`prior_rank`  AS  `prior_rank`,`domain_ranking_summaries`.`delta`  AS  `delta`  from  ((`campaign_trackings`  left  join  `engine_keyword_latest_search`  on(((`campaign_trackings`.`engine_id`  =  `engine_keyword_latest_search`.`engine_id`)  and  (`campaign_trackings`.`keyword_id`  =  `engine_keyword_latest_search`.`keyword_id`))))  left  join  `domain_ranking_summaries`  on(((`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`search_id`  =  `domain_ranking_summaries`.`search_id`)  and  (`campaign_trackings`.`domain_host`  =  `domain_ranking_summaries`.`domain_host`))))chained_domain_ranks_by_weekselect  `chained_searches_by_week`.`search_id`  AS  `search_id`,`chained_searches_by_week`.`engine_id`  AS  `engine_id`,`chained_searches_by_week`.`keyword_id`  AS  `keyword_id`,`chained_searches_by_week`.`week`  AS  `week`,`chained_searches_by_week`.`search_date`  AS  `search_date`,`search_domain_rank`.`domain_host`  AS  `domain_host`,`search_domain_rank`.`rank`  AS  `rank`,`prior_search_domain_rank`.`rank`  AS  `prior_rank`,(`prior_search_domain_rank`.`rank`  -­‐  `search_domain_rank`.`rank`)  AS  `delta`  from  ((`chained_searches_by_week`  join  `search_domain_rank`  on((`chained_searches_by_week`.`search_id`  =  `search_domain_rank`.`search_id`)))  left  join  `search_domain_rank`  `prior_search_domain_rank`  on(((`chained_searches_by_week`.`prior_search_id`  =  `prior_search_domain_rank`.`search_id`)  and  (`search_domain_rank`.`domain_host`  =  `prior_search_domain_rank`.`domain_host`))))domain_ranking_summariesselect  `engine_keyword_latest_search`.`engine_id`  AS  `engine_id`,`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`keyword_id`  AS  `keyword_id`,`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`search_id`  AS  `search_id`,`urls`.`host`  AS  `domain_host`,max(`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`search_date`)  AS  `search_date`,max(`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`search_state`)  AS  `search_state`,min(`chained_url_ranks_by_week`.`rank`)  AS  `rank`,min(`chained_url_ranks_by_week`.`prior_rank`)  AS  `prior_rank`,(min(`chained_url_ranks_by_week`.`prior_rank`)  -­‐  min(`chained_url_ranks_by_week`.`rank`))  AS  `delta`  from  ((`engine_keyword_latest_search`  join  `chained_url_ranks_by_week`  on((`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`search_id`  =  `chained_url_ranks_by_week`.`search_id`)))  join  `urls`  on((`chained_url_ranks_by_week`.`url_id`  =  `urls`.`id`)))  group  by  `engine_keyword_latest_search`.`engine_id`,`engine_keyword_latest_search`.`keyword_id`,`urls`.`host`chained_url_ranks_by_weekselect  `chained_searches_by_week`.`search_id`  AS  `search_id`,`chained_searches_by_week`.`engine_id`  AS  `engine_id`,`chained_searches_by_week`.`keyword_id`  AS  `keyword_id`,`chained_searches_by_week`.`week`  AS  `week`,`pages_urls`.`url_id`  AS  `url_id`,`pages_urls`.`rank`  AS  `rank`,`pages_urls`.`page_number`  AS  `page_number`,`pages_urls`.`position`  AS  `position`,`prior_pages_urls`.`rank`  AS  `prior_rank`,(case  when  (`prior_pages_urls`.`rank`  is  not  null)  then  -­‐((`pages_urls`.`rank`  -­‐  `prior_pages_urls`.`rank`))  else  NULL  end)  AS  `delta`  from  ((`chained_searches_by_week`  join  `pages_urls`  on((`pages_urls`.`search_id`  =  `chained_searches_by_week`.`search_id`)))  left  join  `pages_urls`  `prior_pages_urls`  on(((`prior_pages_urls`.`search_id`  =  `chained_searches_by_week`.`prior_search_id`)  and  (`prior_pages_urls`.`url_id`  =  `pages_urls`.`url_id`))))Wednesday, May 29, 13
  20. 20. Image source: http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/pear_ff99e0_3037113.jpgwhat is inthat blackbox?Wednesday, May 29, 13
  21. 21. Image source: htto://www.amazon.comWednesday, May 29, 13
  22. 22. flow happinessmasteryWednesday, May 29, 13
  23. 23. cause&effectWednesday, May 29, 13
  24. 24. Wednesday, May 29, 13
  25. 25. I may not be there today,but I am closer than I was yesterday.Wednesday, May 29, 13
  26. 26. we are definedby what wemake time to doWednesday, May 29, 13
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  28. 28. thank youpresentation by:kate matsudairapopformsWednesday, May 29, 13

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