Alex Gaynor, a core developer of Django, PyPy, and CPython, gives an overview of the problems involved with dynamic language performance while discussing what compilers can and cannot know.
Starr Horne, a co-founder of Honeybadger.io, discusses some easy wins for collecting metrics and gives an overview of some statistical tools that developers can use to turn data into intelligence.
Laura Klein offers a number of visual- and interaction-design tips for non-designers working to build their MVP.
Patrick McFadin gives an introduction to Cassandra and explains how the database can excel in distributed contexts to provide maximum uptime and stability.
Josh Dzielak, the VP of Engineering at Keen IO, shows how the term “full stack developer” is expanding to include a knowledge of distributed systems. Note: The video includes only slides and ambient room audio. Slides of the full presentation can be found here.
Josiah Carlson presents a number of detailed examples of how to build on the strengths of Postgres while using Redis.
BJ Orvis provides an overview of web security and focuses in particular on Rails, presenting some common vulnerabilities as well as their corresponding solutions.
Conrad Irwin lays out common debugging strategies and discusses how to debug Ruby code more effectively.