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  1. The Future of Big Data

    Big data is valuable because it delivers evidence of how humans live. And we can use that evidence to make better decisions, write policies with better outcomes, and design more useful products and services. This evidence-based future relies on a nascent ecosystem of technologies which will expand alongside the science we use to make it all work in real time. Tools for data collection are a fundamental component, but processing all of the data is even more critical. Big data cannot be made useful without the application of artificial intelligence, but we also need improved bandwidth and compute processing power. On the social side, we have questions of privacy to work out. If all of our actions are collected as points of data, and if the purpose of the data collection is to make accurate predictions, what does that mean for individuals? Solutions, like differential privacy and federated learning, for example, offer some ideas for technological ways in which collective patterns can be established while protecting individuals. A final key component to success with big data is the concept of symmetrical knowledge. The goal is to design a system where the benefits are shared, allowing two-way transparency, so that we better understand ourselves as a collective, while also having a view on how the data is being collecte…

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  2. Velocity NY 2013: Richard Cook, “Resilience In Complex Adaptive Systems”

    http://velocityconf.com/velocityny2013/public/schedule/detail/31784

    Resilience In Complex Adaptive Systems: Operating At The Edge Of Failure

    Systems seem to run at the very edge of failure much of the time. The combination of high workload, limited resources, pressure for additional features and capability, and inherent software, hardware, and network fragility is a noxious kettle of stuff always about to boil over in the form of outages, degraded response, or functional breakdowns. For insiders the surprising thing about our systems is not that they fail so often but that they fail so rarely! This good performance in the face of adverse conditions is called resilience. An important conclusion from resilience studies is that it depends critically on human operators and their ability to anticipate and monitor the system, react to threats, and sacrifice some goals to protect others. This talk will introduce resilience and a model of system dynamics useful in analyzing failed and successful event management and offer an explanation for why our systems run at the edge of failure.

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  3. A Universal Hostless Substrate: Full Stack Web Apps Without a Backend, and More!

    With Brooklyn Zelenka!

    The last 60 years have seen the rise and fall of several models of computing: mainframes, private server, shared hosting, containers, and serverless (to name a few). We have one final phase left: “hostless” or universal apps. By leveraging technologies like secure multiparty compute, the content-addressable web, and the rise of Wasm, we are seeing the beginnings of a future liberated from specialized providers, acting on a distributed substrate of storage and compute. With all this in place, users fully control their own data (and it never touches your servers), deployment is as simple as setting a flag on your local environment, and developers maintain zero infrastructure. Come learn about what is being built today for the next wave of computing, how we evolve past the serverless paradigm, and how it can make life simpler for developers and end users!

    Brooklyn is the cofounder and CTO of Fission. Her team is working hard on leveling the playing field for web devs by using new technologies and standards to eliminate the need for a backend and DevOps. She is also the founder of the Vancouver Functional Programming meetup, and mainly known for her work porting big chunks of the Haskell Prelude to Elixir (Witchcraft, Algae, Quark, and others). She previously par…

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