What i learned at that conference

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What i learned at that conference

  1. 1. WHAT I LEARNED AT THAT CONFERENCE kpd T4 8/22/13
  2. 2. BROAD STROKES New Concepts Technical Stuff  Web Frameworks  Mobile  DevOps Presentation skills Interesting Quotes
  3. 3. NEW CONCEPTS Open Allocation - Leveraging the wisdom of your crowd of developers Tiny Habits – The little things you do aggregate to something big Dunbar’s Number – ~150 stable human relationships => 3,375,000 people in your immediate network
  4. 4. TECH STUFF: WEB FRAMEWORKS Backbone vs. Knockout. Better yet, Knockback. Angular.js Ember React Sammy Derby ColtJS Spine Bacon BaconBacon BBBJS CanJS Agility
  5. 5. TECH STUFF: MOBILE IS HOT HOT As you might imagine, there were lots of ways to skin the mobile cat (native, PhoneGap, Xamarin), but the one consistent message is that mobile is young, we don’t know what we’re doing as a field, and you can’t afford the good mobile developers. i.e., it’s a good skill to develop, if it’s at all interesting.
  6. 6. TECH STUFF: DEVOPS It’s a culture and a process Development and Infrastructure work together as a team No party until Ops is thrilled 3 Ways:  Systems Thinking  Amplify Feedback loops  Culture of Continual Experimentation and Learning
  7. 7. PRESENTATION STUFF I’ve used SlideShare a lot – great for hosting PPT, like this Prezi – Prezi.com Impress.js Niemeyer’s Knockout vs. Backbone talk – based on a cool project Apple products are popular Powerpoint 2013 is pretty nice, too, as a reasonable fallback
  8. 8. MOST QUOTABLE "A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for" William G.T. Shedd via Dave Thomas
  9. 9. MOST QUOTABLE “Don’t put energy in the things you don’t want more of”
  10. 10. MOST QUOTABLE "Don't focus on your weaknesses"
  11. 11. MOST QUOTABLE "As tech people, you have no excuse to be doing something you don't like. Feed your spark; don't kill it.” – Denise Jacobs
  12. 12. MOST QUOTABLE “Code that's not maintainable can not be changed... Can not be improved.”
  13. 13. MOST QUOTABLE “Deploying software is often what ruins developing software” – Rich Campbell
  14. 14. A STORY “Do painful things more frequently, so you can make it less painful” – Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix Architect Netflix: 30% of all evening internet traffic. Even beats spam. Amazon is their service provider. When Amazon went down, Netflix didn’t. Do you know why? They use ChaosMonkey
  15. 15. THE WEE ONES Family conference ~200 spouses, 400 kids 6 geekling-specific sessions One open space led by a 10 year old Why? Because this.
  16. 16. FOLLOW UP – GO BE GREAT Next year, That Conference August 11-13, 2014 Check out Meetups OpenHack Naperville nights CNUG – Downers Grove Teach the little ones. We need them.

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