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Recent Episodes for IT Conversations
DATE: Thu, 30 Sep 2010
SIZE: 15.9 MB
Cliff Nass - Technology:The Operating System to the Soul
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Stanford University professor and author, Cliff Nass, about his new book, The Man Who Lied to His Laptop, and his theory that links people's interactions with computers and their social and professional life.
DATE: Tue, 28 Sep 2010
SIZE: 20.1 MB
Jeff Papows - Glitch: The Impact of Faulty Software
Software glitches cost businesses a great deal of money. While some may seem mere inconveniences, others can cause major problems for both organizations and consumers. Jeff Papows discusses his new book, in which he talks about why glitches happen as well as how issues can be avoided in the future.
DATE: Mon, 27 Sep 2010
SIZE: 11.7 MB
Michael Arrington and Tim O'Reilly - Location and Points of Control
Mike Arrington and Tim O'Reilly engage in a spirited exchange. O'Reilly argues that companies competing against Google, Apple or Facebook should strike out into new territories. Quoting Sun Tzu, O'Reilly admires PayPal for carving out a new niche, while he gives Apple's iPhone group kudos for outflanking competitors. Arrington worries about a potential privacy disaster at Facebook.
DATE: Fri, 24 Sep 2010
SIZE: 17.7 MB
Tom Cook - A Day in the Life of Facebook Operations
Facebook is one of the largest websites in the world, and it takes a lot to keep it running. Tom Cook of Systems Engineering at Facebook discusses the scale of the hardware required, the software, the IT stack, and best practices.
DATE: Thu, 23 Sep 2010
SIZE: 16.3 MB
Michael Fayer - Day to Day Quantum Theory
Dr. Moira Gunn sits down with Stanford University professor and author, Michael Fayer to learn how Quantum Theory relates to everyday life, from the pages of his new book, Absolutely Small: How Quantum Theory Explains Our Everyday World.
DATE: Thu, 23 Sep 2010
SIZE: 7.67 MB
Carlos Paya - Innovative Approaches to Alzheimer's & Parkinson's
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Elan Pharmaceuticals President, Carlos Paya about the latest in innovative approaches to treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients.
DATE: Tue, 21 Sep 2010
SIZE: 18.0 MB
Dion Almaer, Scott Lemon, Ben Galbraith - Cross Platform Apps and Browsers
Companies are working to develop apps software that take advantage of the growing number of hardware platforms. In addition to smartphones, browser developers are using the cloud to distribute programs. The group discusses these projects, as well as how new versions of browsers are coming that will be of even greater use with applications. They review how cross platform development is an important part of new software as well as Web 2.0 capabilities must also be included.
DATE: Mon, 20 Sep 2010
SIZE: 9.86 MB
June Cohen - TED's Transition from Conference to Platform
June Cohen of TED media takes us through TED's evolution from a conference, to a media company, and to a platform for spreading ideas. June shows us the kinds of challenges TED had to embrace and the obstacles they had to overcome. The risky business of radically open models, which June believes in, has led to fascinating unintended consequences. She shows us how smart scaling and innovative projects has allowed TED's dynamic growth to become a global team of professional volunteers dedicated to spreading ideas.
DATE: Sat, 18 Sep 2010
SIZE: 9.85 MB
Chris Vein and Tim O'Reilly - City Data
An open API for all government functions would be a transformative achievement, and Tim O'Reilly and Chris Vein have been working to make it a reality. In this free-flowing Q and A format, Chris Vein shares his experience as CIO for San Fransisco, building IT as a platform for the 21st century city. Vein and O'Reilly discuss their front line experiences in government data with an audience of location-based developers.
DATE: Thu, 16 Sep 2010
SIZE: 14.3 MB
Mary Roach, Max Bezold and Twman Clements - The Strange Science of Space Travel
Dr. Moira Gunn explores the quirky science behind preparing a space crew for a mission with Mary Roach, author of 'Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void' and meets two space entrepreneurs, who have experiments flying on the International Space Station.
DATE: Wed, 15 Sep 2010
SIZE: 14.0 MB
Simon Wardley - Situation Normal, Everything Must Change
In this presentation, Leading Edge researcher Simon Wardley explores hypotheses about change, reflecting on cloud computing and organizational shape. Considering how companies deal with the consequences and emerging patterns of change, Wardley asserts that the cloud increases innovation and productivity which yields commodity. He describes how commoditization erodes value, therefore requiring more innovation.
DATE: Tue, 14 Sep 2010
SIZE: 11.4 MB
Michael Feathers - Do You Think You Write Good Code?
Michael Feathers asks his audience whether clean code is good code. Looking at examples from business and academic research his talk seeks to address the problem of legacy code in software development. Taking some lessons from engineering he suggests some ways to make code better and cheaper.
DATE: Fri, 10 Sep 2010
SIZE: 5.52 MB
Dean Halstead - Real-World Social Networking for Gov 2.0
Dean Halstead of the Microsoft SharePoint Product Design Team talks about social networking within government organizations in this Gov 2.0 presentation. He describes how SharePoint's out-of-the-box Gov 2.0 kit meets many social networking objectives within the operational constraints of government organizations. Halstead provides several examples of successful government social networking solutions, and a view of future SharePoint capabilities.
DATE: Wed, 08 Sep 2010
SIZE: 14.4 MB
Tim O'Reilly - O'Reilly Radar
Tim O'Reilly discusses the impact of the advancements made in Web technologies on the future. His speech highlights the impact of mobile devices on application requirements, the need for real time processing, and the essential role people play in Web applications. In describing the important function that Web operations play in future applications, he suggests opportunities for operational personnel to contribute to the Web community for the greater good of all.
DATE: Wed, 08 Sep 2010
SIZE: 21.1 MB
Steve Spencer - The Future of Interactive Marketing on the Web
Steve Spence looks at where interactive marketing is headed by looking at patterns happening now. Steve reviews the three emerging principles: on demand, online, and cross device. He looks at the 4Rs that are empowering both the masses and the marketers. He explores the meaning of viral and instant gratification in the evolution of the way people think.
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