Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
In this talk from the O'Reilly Velocity Conference, Harald Prokop of Akamai describes the design principles and architecture of the Akamai network and how it enables the Internet to deliver large libraries of HD content and accelerates dynamic transactions.
Moira speaks with Stanford Law professor Larry Lessig about trying to make our old laws work with the new technology of the Internet.
Moira speaks with Phil Zimmermann, the creator of PGP, Pretty Good Privacy, the most-widely used email encryption software in the world. In his latest effort, the Zfone Project, Phil enables any two individuals to carry our a secure telephone call over the Internet.
Joel and Jeff discuss software updates, the power of APIs and plugins, and leading by example.
A pluralistic society boasts many independent centers of power and foundations have an instrumental role in supporting such diversity. Online giving marketplaces are further democratizing philanthropy by empowering donors to support the causes they care about. In this panel discussion, sponsored by the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, experts in the field consider whether such online spaces are simply useful adjuncts to the work of philanthropy--or whether they promise to revolutionize the sector altogether.
Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer of Mozilla discuss the status of browser development, particularly as it relates to Firefox. They review a number of current open development tools as well as the specifications for HTML 5, particularly as they relate to video. They also talk about Google Chrome, both as a browser and an operating system.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Miguel de Icaza of the Mono project to discuss Mono, Silverlight / Moonlight, and the pros and cons of open sourcing your code.
Cloud computing can be a powerful tool in academic research but the costs associated with commercial implementations and the established hardware available at most universities has left a gap in the development of solutions for academic environments. Join Rich Wolski, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbra, as he discusses the challenges involved with building an open source project that gets scientists' heads into the (computing) cloud.
Online giving marketplaces allow for the transfer of funds from interested donors and lenders to those who need them. In this new philanthropy space, it is as yet, unclear whether the donor is the "supply" or the "demand," and organizations are just beginning to experiment with the utility of such online functioning. In this panel discussion, sponsored by the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, philanthropy experts working at online marketplaces discuss how their organizations function and what differentiates them from others.
Joel and Jeff discuss the value (or lack thereof) of meta-discussion, how much "big iron" popular websites need, and whether code forking is sometimes inevitable.