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  1. Scalability: Covering Your Rear with a Good Backend

    With nearly 2 billion people online worldwide and the potential for online startups to become the next big thing overnight, companies must be prepared to handle the massive amounts of traffic they strive to acquire. However, not everyone with an idea for a potentially successful website is a network engineer. This panel will inform those who run startups, or companies that are thinking about changing their infrastructure strategy, about the latest options for building out the networks from multiple executives who have had success with the options on both ends of the spectrum, hand build servers to 100% in the cloud. Panelist will discuss options in infrastructure housing, such as: in-house, outsourced or in the cloud. They will also address the pros and cons of each, what kind of business models will benefit the most from which network configuration, and the immediate and long-term costs involved.

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  2. Play at Work: Agile Games for Productive Teams

    Get together with other conference attendees and play games in this unique participatory interaction. If you are curious about Agile development and want an insider view of the activities Agile teams do every day, this session is for you. A special emphasis will be placed on experiential learning through Agile games and exercises, such as "Story Writing" and "Planning Poker," in this hands-on, interactive session. Learn first-hand how games and other Agile tools and techniques can be successfully adopted by project teams, resulting in rapid delivery and improved teamwork. Participants will be strongly encouraged to share their own experiences and learn from each other in this session.

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  3. BarCampBrighton4: How to become a command-line superdork

    Another talk I gave at BarCampBrighton4 in September 2009: discusses SSH, agent forwarding, at jobs, screen, rtorrent, mutt, vim, vimperator.



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  4. SXSW - More Secrets of JavaScript Libraries


    In a reprise from last year's popular panel - the JavaScript libraries authors are getting together again to impart their what they've learned from their experience in developing solid, world-class, JavaScript libraries. Covering everything from advanced aspects of the JavaScript language, to handling cross-browser issues, all the way up to packaging and distribution. A complete set of knowledge for a JavaScript developer.

    John Resig, Mozilla Corporation

    Andrew Dupont, Prototype JavaScript Framework

    Nate Koechley

    Becky Gibson, IBM

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  5. iPhone Development for Experienced Web Developers


    A technology case study of combining an online web service API with a native iPhone application. Specifically for experienced Web developers, we'll provide an introduction to Objective-C and the iPhone platform, cover technical details from the web services API design to URL loading and parsing on the iPhone.

    Jordan Lev — Sr. Web Developer, Babcock & Jenkins Joshua Siler — VP Technology, Babcock

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  6. Information Is Beautiful

    In an age of high-speed living and info overload, visualized information has incredible potential to help us quickly understand, navigate and find meaning in a complex world.

    The use of infographics, data visualisations and information design is a rising trend across many disciplines: science, design, journalism and web. At the same time, daily exposure to the web is creating a incredibly design-literate population. Could this be a new language?

    In his session, David will share his passion for this merging of design, information, text and story to unveil some of the interesting, unexpected and sometimes magical things that happen when you visualise data, knowledge and ideas. And, admitting that his book is as full of mistakes as it is successes, he’ll also explore some of the common pitfalls, traps and FAILS that dog this young design form.

    Using examples from his book and blog, he’ll share thoughts on what makes a successful information visualisation and journalistic tips, especially for designers, on how to zero in on interesting data and subjects—and how designing information can expose your own biases and change your views about the world. Oh yeah!

    David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist and information designer, working across print, advertising, TV and web. His design work has appeared in over forty publications internationally including The Guardian and Wired. He champions the use of data visualisations to explore new directions for journalism and to discover new stories in the seas of data surrounding us. His blog and book ‘Information Is Beautiful’ are dedicated to visualising ideas, issues, knowledge and data—all with the minimum of text.

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