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What I Learned At That Conference

kpd T4 2013

The Breakdown
New Concepts
Open Allocation

Leveraging the wisdom of your crowd of developers

Tiny Habits

The little things you do aggregate to something big

Dunbar's Number

~150 stable human relationships => 3,375,000 people in your immediate network

New Concepts
Technical Stuff
Web Frameworks

Backbone vs. Knockout. Better yet, Knockback.

Angular.js

Ember

React

Sammy

Derby

ColtJS

Spine

Bacon

BaconBacon

BBBJS

CanJS

Agility

Mobile

As you might imagine, there were lots of ways to skin the mobile cat (native, PhoneGap, Xamarin), but the one consistent message is that mobile is young, we don't know what we're doing as a field, and you can't afford the good mobile developers.

i.e., it's a good skill to develop, if it's at all interesting to you

DevOps
It's a culture and a process
Development and Infrastructure work together as a team
No party until Ops is thrilled
Three Ways of Devops

Technical Stuff
Presentations
Powerpoint 2013 and Keynote are very standard
If you do, please use SlideShare.
But what about this presentation? (impress.js)
What about Prezi.com? They inspired impress.js. I'd show you here, but we block that.
Niemeyer's Knockout vs. Backbone talk - based on a cool project
Presentations
Quotes
"A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for" William G.T. Shedd via Dave Thomas
"Don't put energy in the things you don't want more of"
"Don't focus on your weaknesses"
"As tech people, you have no excuse to be doing something you don't like. Feed your spark; don't kill it." - Denise Jacobs
"Code that's not maintainable can not be changed... Can not be improved."
"Deploying software is often what ruins developing software" - Rich Campbell
Quotes
A Story

"Do painful things more frequently, so you can make it less painful" - Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix Architect

Netflix: 30% of all evening internet traffic. Even beats spam.

Amazon is their service provider. When Amazon went down, Netflix didn't. Do you know why?

They use ChaosMonkey

Wee Ones
Your Homework: Go Be Great