Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
John Doerr discusses a range of topics including technology policy in the new Obama administration and his thoughts on the economy and the effect on innovation. He also gives specific advice for startups in the current economic climate. He also talks about recent VC investment direction in the Internet and green technology, the importance of the iPhone as a platform, and includes specific examples of companies and technologies to watch for in the near future.
Jeremy Kemper, one of the largest contributors to the Ruby on Rails framework, talks about various techniques to improve performance in this presentation at the O'Reilly European Rails Conference. This is a must-listen presentation for anyone who is interested in optimizing the performance of Rails-based web applications.
Joel and Jeff, with guest Alex Papadimoulis of The Daily WTF, discuss the distinction between IT/sysadmins and programmers, online justice for webforums, user-friendly IDs for databases, and the future of software distribution.
Economic activity is now driven by creativity. More value is created by communities than by companies, but much of this value is not monetized. In this talk from the 2008 Emerging Communications Conference, Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation discusses the balance between openness and proprietary in a world ruled by community participation.
We play many roles in our daily lives: colleague, friend, parent, consumer, family member. Yet, says Charlene Li, our multidimensional lives are not currently accessible or integrated in any significant way. In this presentation Li discusses what she sees as the future of social networks, where the media we use will both reflect and inform the lives we lead.
When a crime occurs in cyberspace, how do you cordon off the scene and process the evidence? Erin Kenneally is a lawyer who helps law enforcement agencies think about forensics in a connected world. In this conversation with host Jon Udell, she discusses how existing practices do -- and don't -- translate to the online digital realm.
Joel and Jeff discuss planning your career, the importance (or not?) of localization, what makes a good moderator, and dealing with programmers who lack interpersonal skills.
The market for Internet and mobile use is growing at a rapid pace in India, which makes it ripe for solutions aimed at its unique population. Rajesh Jain is at the forefront of this growth, seeking out ways to reach as many users as possible. In this presentation he outlines how his companies address cost and complexity issues in Internet usage, and how mobile data is being used to reach more subscribers than ever.
Andrew Rasiej is a social entrepreneur who believes that the abundant connectivity we're creating and experiencing can transform education, politics, and society as a whole. In this conversation with host Jon Udell he discusses several of the projects he has founded, including MOUSE, an educational non-profit that helps students computerize and network their schools, as well as the Personal Democracy Forum, a way to allow technologists and politicians to explore connected information and communication systems that can help us reboot America.