What I Learned At That Conference
kpd T4 2013
Leveraging the wisdom of your crowd of developers
The little things you do aggregate to something big
~150 stable human relationships => 3,375,000 people in your immediate network
Backbone vs. Knockout. Better yet, Knockback.
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
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.
"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
"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
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