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.
Ian McFarland, Principal and VP of Technology for Pivotal Labs, reprises his popular RailsConf 2010 talk. Ian describes the technical and social aspects of how Pivotal practices agile software development.
Daniel Lieberman of BitPusher says current trends in automation, reliability engineering, and cloud computing will combine and mature into a nearly-commoditized blend of operations and infrastructure. He describes ops practices during the transition.
Pivot Ryan Dy leads a discussion on upcoming HTML5 and CSS3 features. Ryan talks about how best to take advantage of the new features in the most modern browsers. Slides available at http://ryandy.com/html5
Cappuccino is an open source framework for building browser-based apps. It is designed exclusively for building apps, not websites, which lets the framework focus on high-level tasks and specialized performance optimizations.
Jose de Castro uses Rails and Sinatra to demonstrate the Tropo API for building real time communications apps. He discusses how media servers, SIP Servlets, and JRuby are used to create a standards-based stack for cloud communications.
John Boykin teaches us to recognize the seven most common sources of confusion and how to avoid them. Using case studies, John dissects each pattern, proposes a redesign to reduce confusion, and offers guidelines for making your website more intuitive.