Lack of diversity isn’t just a social problem, it’s also a business problem. In this video, Kane Baccigalupi talks about different types of diversity, why companies should care about it, and what companies can do to improve themselves.
In this talk Phillip Webb provides a whistle-stop introduction to Spring Boot by showing how the “Spring Doge” demo application was built. He’ll show how you can combine AngularJS, Mongo DB and WebSocket technologies using Spring as the glue to hold it all together. He’ll also demo some of the “production ready” features of Spring Boot such as metrics and monitoring.
In this talk, Poornima Vijayashanker, founder of Femgineer, previously founding engineer of Mint.com, shares how she went from building software products and companies to teaching hundreds of people around the world to do the same. She covers challenges that tech entrepreneurs face when validating ideas, building products, and her strategies for helping them overcome those. Finally, she talks about how folks at Pivotal Labs could apply their strengths and knowledge to help this audience.
Crunch time. It’s that high-pressure period before a big deadline. But does it work? Should it be part of your Agile process? In this presentation, software engineer and Agile practitioner Ryan Tang makes the case that it shouldn’t. Extrinsic motivators like crunch time worked 100 years ago in the era of low-tech factories. Today, in the knowledge economy, the high pressures of crunch time makes workers less creative and less productive.
A beautiful list of sixteen LED/light installations and several December events to get your shine on in SF including artists like James Campbell and James Turrell. http://www.illuminatesf.com/#/content/illuminate-sf-tour
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Monday: Lunch Tech Video – Dr. Richard Hamming – You and your research (Titanium)
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This week the PM practice took a look at Inbox by Google, a brand new product aiming to change how we interact with email. First, the on-boarding process is down right amazing. If you have a Google App already on your device, it makes use of Google sign-in to streamline the process. Getting started with the app is faster than anything we have seen.
We discussed how different users approach email. We concluded that if you are someone that practices inbox zero, than Google Inbox is not for you. However, if you are a user than has thousands and thousands of emails in your inbox, than Inbox is designed for you.
The product launched without any ads. But, yet, the monetization potential within the app is huge. Ads can be more contextual within each message and can be customized based on which email category the user is going through.
Lastly, the centerpiece of the conversation was Google’s willingness to launch a product that directly competes with an existing and very successful product, Gmail. We see far too often a hesitation to launch the next phase of a product because it would undermine and compete with the existing product. Google made a big leap with Inbox, that in an effort to challenge the email status quo, will compete with its parent product.
This week’s hunters included @memyselfandm @lcddave @rheakaw, @kirkhendrickson and @addisonhuddy. “Going on a product hunt” is a weekly blog post by the Pivotal Product Management Team. Every week the team gathers over lunch and spends the hour reviewing a startup recently posted on Product Hunt. The opinions expressed in this post are not recommendations.
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