Patrick Vlaskovits addresses some fallacies around customer development and describes multiple approaches on how to hack “Getting Out of The Building” such that product development decisions can be made with better, higher-quality data.
Want to get on the NoSQL bandwagon but don’t know where to start? Riak is one of the lesser known entrants into the NoSQL horserace. Learn about what Riak is and how you can design Riak schemas to store your data.
Vintner Jared Brandt was a technical product manager before the first dot-com crash. He and his wife spent a year in France learning biodynamic wine production methods before returning to Berkeley to found their winery.
Riak is a fault tolerant, highly-scalable key/value store. This talk focuses on the origins of Riak, the high level architecture decisions, the problems it solves, and what to consider when using it to build applications.
Qualitative Research expert Laura Klein helps you garner valuable feedback from current and potential users. She covers appropriate research for the various stages of the development cycle and what questions qualitative research can answer effectively.
As a popular web rendering engine, WebKit is mostly used via browsers. Sencha Engineering Director Ariya Hidayat presents a different angle: using WebKit as a library to write web development tools. Includes how to get and compile the WebKit code.
CrowdFlower enables a quality, fast, large, global workforce to complete simple tasks. Brian O’Rourke and Chris Van Pelt create a sample app to demonstrate the API and the quality analysis tools. They also discuss lessons learned in its development.
The founders of Irrational Design present Insightster, an app to help you encourage, discuss, iterate on, rediscover, prioritize, and execute on ideas from all over your organization. They demo a “Clean out your Icebox” Pivotal Tracker integration.
With Splunk, developers can create sophisticated analytics for their system without the typical RDBMS and data cube. Rob Das from Splunk discusses what semantic events are, how Splunk works, and the best practices in creating semantic events.
Diaspora is the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all, open source social network. Diaspora aims to put users back in control of their data and privacy, and to make sharing between the people they care about easier and more meaningful.
There is tension in the agile world between the ultimate flexibility that agile proposes and the need for coherency and excellence that great design provides. This talk helps designers and developers ask themselves: “What is Enough Design?”
Diego Basch and Santiago Perez Gonzales of Flaptor demonstrate their new product IndexTank, a hosted, scalable, real-time search solution. They demonstrate the API and show how to migrate a ThinkingSphinx-based solution to IndexTank.