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The Guardian, January 16 2009

The Guardian, January 16 2009

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  • 1. History Boxes Aaron Straup Cope The Guardian, January 16 2009
  • 2. Hi, my name is Aaron
  • 3. Wax on, wax off
  • 4. The Mirror Project
  • 5. The Bubble
  • 6. Real estate (on the web)
  • 7. tcpdump is my API
  • 8. Flickr
  • 9. What have I learned?
  • 10. Social means change
  • 11. engineering threatens to quit launch GOTO 10 changes Features are not “products” time
  • 12. Data, not answers
  • 13. The “Who Cares” Principle
  • 14. FL(ENG/OPS) MARSHMALLOW!!! BACON!!!
  • 15. JavaScript PHP Perl Java Python Bash C++
  • 16. Community management JavaScript PHP Perl Java Python Bash C++ No, really
  • 17. uploadr browser API browser www www www memcached squid storage mysql search geo “feeders” image processing offline offline offline offline offline tasks tasks tasks tasks tasks
  • 18. Client Application Caching Caching Data Data “Near Future”
  • 19. Things not shown
  • 20. Deploy tools
  • 21. Kill switches
  • 22. The Fear
  • 23. An unfortunate truth
  • 24. “The worst part about PHP is that itʼs often the right tool for the job.”
  • 25. Nubby bits
  • 26. Black boxes
  • 27. shake before use “Reverse geocoding”
  • 28. the “mastro” Kill me now
  • 29. Why am I telling you this?
  • 30. News is social software
  • 31. Communities of authority
  • 32. 10:15:10 PM Aaron Straup Cope: tomorrow, I will make API methods 10:15:39 PM Paul Hammond: we should make something on the site instead 10:15:46 PM Paul Hammond: api methods are cheating 10:16:13 PM Aaron Straup Cope: api methods are potentialities for the site Nubby bits
  • 33. The shape of content
  • 34. “Histories of movement...”
  • 35. “...that constitute place.”
  • 36. Interpretation (client) Public API (application) Pattern Matching (caching) Editorial (data) Reporting (near future) Quite possibly nonsense
  • 37. Feeding the story
  • 38. Thank you
  • 39. http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2920083506 http://www.flickr.com/photos/yashh/2834617697/ http://www.aaronland.net/basementboy/ http://www.mirrorproject.com http://www.mirrorproject.com/by/artboy http://flickr.com/photos/straup/2413601449/ http://www.aaronland.info/nytimes/related/ http://code.flickr.com/blog/2008/10/30/the-shape-of-alpha/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevincollins/446759634/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/330500781 features are not “products” http://www.flickr.com/photos/norby/407620068/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/atc/103174228/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3190491518/ how it works http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3233781401/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/328341800/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/192184337/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/wafer/2534333174/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/73244196/ choose your poison http://www.flickr.com/photos/revdancatt/370024049/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3178465288/ http://www.aaronland.info/talks/#where08 the mastro why am I telling you this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2362170408/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kellan/2883459596/ my dinner with hamster http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3180283176/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3171285346/ http://rocketstrikes.iamnear.net/ quite possibly bullshit, really http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2368376951/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/381894147/