The bad news: #Pycon is over.
The good news: There are many great tech talks happening in NYC and SF this week! We hope to see you out and about.
April Clojure Meetup (Mon, Apr 14)
You'll learn how Cascalog is used as a part of Intent Media's prototyping and prooduction machine learning pipelines.
Watch as Software Engineer Stacey Sern gives a quick introduction to Twisted - an event-driven network programming framework used by Twilio, NASA, and HipChat. In this 30 minute introduction, you'll learn about Twisted's architecture and functionality.
This talk was presented at The New York Python Meetup Group hosted by Spotify HQ.
Shutterstock developers pay a lot of attention to the user experience of our website. We have a fleet of User Experience experts who help make sure the error states our web application shows to customers are useful and actionable.
But when we’re building backend APIs instead of HTML forms, that experience doesn’t translate. What’s the equivalent of this, in an API?
The Shutterstock Contributor Team has been building our next-generation content-review system, so that we can scale our image-review operation. We’re building it in a service-oriented fashion, in Ruby, with DataMapper as an ORM.
We hope to see you at a few of these talks! As always, we'll post the video of talks we attend as they are recorded and edited.
Bluetooth Night: Akbar Dhanaliwala, Chris Mollis, Craig Miller, and Ernst Schmidt (Tues, Apr 8)
Akbar Dhanaliwala of Pocobor will present CoreBluetooth with custom hardware. Chris Mollis, Craig Miller, and Ernst Schmidt of Objectlab will run through a live end-to-end demo of iBeacons and CoreLocation.
Writing DSLs with Parslet (Tues, Apr 8)
Parslet makes it easy to write well-designed DSLs in pure Ruby. In this talk you’ll learn the basics, feel out the limitations of several approaches and find some common solutions.
In this talk, Sean O'Connor (Lead Application Developer at Bitly) covers the processes, approaches, and tools he and his team use to do over 20-30 deploys each day to over 400 servers without causing any major disruptions to service.
Meetup organizers and business owners have the same question: "Where should I put my event, store, or factory to maximize attendance?" You could pay consultants thousands of dollars or figure it out with a free weekend and R!
In this presentation, Harlan Harris replicates a spatial analysis he performed for DC Meetups. Techniques that will be discussed include: working with latitude/longitude data, constructing geometric cost functions, mapping, continuous optimization, global optimization, and dynamic report generation. R packages used include: knitr, plyr, reshape2, ggplot2, ggmap, and DEoptim.
This talk was presented at the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup hosted by Pivotal Labs in NYC.
These pair well with Sunday brunch:
1. Manhattan, Our Real-time, Multi-tenant Distributed Database for Twitter Scale
Article, 10 minute read
Twitter receives nearly 6,000 tweets per second. Meet Manhattan - their next generation self-service, distributed database.