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7 years ago
Travis Johnson - Solutions Engineer (years in monitoring and performance) Big data to smart data of what data should be captured, seems relevant in the terms of EdLab because we are capturing lot of data from our applications but are we capturing the right data? It seems this talk text was misrepresented, this guy talked about application monitoring to ensure we know when the performance goes down what really happens, what's causing it? For us, New Relic will be really helpful to get the data to be monitored.
7 years ago
eHarmony does three things to figure out the feature set from their data to figure out how they go about matching people based on the questions they answer. (29 dimensions) 1) Compatibility matching a) obstreperous - noisy and difficult to control b) romantic - c) Distance - d) Ethnicity - Seems like a graph database use they are doing it internally. 2) Affinity matching Not all best matches 3) Match Distribution Architecture uses 1) Users - Mongodb 2) then they use classifiers to figure out the compatibility based on user's behavior. The data they have is gro...
7 years ago
So open spaces was a new concept for me. What happens here is the audience can pick up the topic and then form groups to which other people join and then have a discussion. I proposed the topic of HTML5 Webworkers and had an interesting conversation with other attendees specifically about the use cases where it could be used. One of the attendees was from Microsoft (Justin) and he talked about how he is building an editor for Javascript (on Windows Azure cloud platform) and how he uses webworkers to do the heavy lifting of heavy background javascript tasks. There were other groups which...
7 years ago
voldemort - key value storage expresso - kafka - dist search
7 years ago
Pretty interesting how NYT changed from print form to digital to empower their engineers. They created their own CMS called scoop. The story outlines how they did it. Some of the things they did Hack days - 80% word days and 20% hacking
7 years ago
Georgia Tech has partnered with Udacity to offer a first of its kind Online Master programs for $7,000, which is 1/3 of the cost in their campus. Read about it here. Would this be the start of a trend?
7 years ago
Found this interesting wanted to share with you all. New york photographs from early 19th century.
7 years ago
Everything one wants to know about US immigration.
7 years ago
Amazon is having a webminar on free trusted advisor report on March 20th from 12-1 PM EST. More information could be found on this here. If interested, join me in the backroom on March 20th. If you can't make it, stay tuned for the live blog which would discuss the main highlights. I am hoping that after this session we will have an easier way to see how all of our Amazon services could be monitored from one console, which will include potential cost savings too.
7 years ago
I was reading about the new bootstrap version which was recently released and stumbled upon ImageOptim. It's good in a way that it reduces the size of a jpeg image without reducing its quality. As more and more images are being used, I feel it would be a great way to make our applications download faster for end users. Was wondering if anyone in the EdLab has tried it and found any visible difference and how much percentage in size was reduced from the original image. There is another one which I will be trying to ...