David Stevenson, Director of Engineering at Cloud Foundry, discusses some of the internal mechanisms of how your application gets deploy onto Cloud Foundry, and how to setup your own instance.
David Stevenson is the Director of Engineering for Cloud Foundry Services. He’s been a Pivot for about 6 years, and was previously Pivotal Labs’ performance and scalability expert. He loves all things cloudy, and expects the future to bring a chance of rain.
Good developers know about abstractions, and that choosing the right abstraction is vital to writing good code. But great developers (and product owners alike) know that choosing the right abstraction, the right way of thinking, is vital to staffing, design, prioritization, and everything —and sometimes your brain needs more refactoring than your code. This talk is about the invisible mental abstractions you didn’t realize you were using, and how to exploit them for fun and profit.
David Edwards is a software engineer with Pivotal Labs. He graduated from Stanford University, having worked on an interdisciplinary major between the computer science, psychology, linguistics, and philosophy.
InfluxDB – An open source time series, metrics, and analytics database
In this talk I’ll introduce InfluxDB, a distributed time series database we open sourced based on our backend infrastructure at Errplane. I’ll talk about why you’d want a database specifically for time series data and cover the API and some of the key features of InfluxDB, including:Stores metrics (like Graphite) and events (like page views, exceptions, deploys)No external dependencies (self-contained binary)Fast. Handles many thousands of writes per second per serverHTTP API for reading and writing dataSQL-like query languageDistributed to scale out to many machinesBuilt in aggregate and statistics functionsBuilt in downsamplingI’ll talk about the underlying technology and some of the tradeoffs we made in the design to help it scale with time series data.
About Paul Dix
Paul Dix is co-founder and CEO of the Y-Combinator backed company Errplane. Paul is the series editor for Addison Wesley’s “Data & Analytics” series and the author of “Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails.” He is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups including Web 2.0, RubyConf, RailsConf, and GoRuCo. Paul is the founder and organizer of the NYC Machine Learning Meetup. In the past he has worked at startups and larger companies like Google, Microsoft, and McAfee and has a degree in computer science from Columbia University.
This time around we’ll have a mix of Pivots and friends of Pivotal.
Wiley Kesnter: Websockets
Samantha John: How to do layout in iOS for folks used to HTML and CSS.
Jason Brennan: An alternative layout framework
Cameron Cundiff: Accessibility on an iPhone
Sam Coward: iBeacons