Topic: Software Development
The future is at hand in this lecture by Mark Callaghan, the leader of Facebook's MySQL engineering team. He discusses MySQL, the host company of the conference, and considers future trends, forks, and ideas.
Sam Lightstone, author of the the book, Making it Big in Software, discusses the process of moving up from initial education through eventual job success. He talks about the importance of the mentoring process for apprentice software engineers, as well as how crucial innovation is to success.
Adam Denton discusses his participation in the Race Across America, one of the most respected and longest running annual endurance events holding legendary stature the world over. Riding as part of the Sharp4Prostate team, Adam will use a number of technologies to assist in the race. He talks with Phil about both the physical preparation as well as the likely use of GPS, the web, and social media to assist.
Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr, tells us why she thinks that a climate of economic gloom such as the current one is the best time to start your own business, why simplifying a design and taking things away from it adds more power, and what her most recent New York based Web 2.0 venture, named Hunch, is all about.
Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs, reviews several entries from the 'Apps for America II' development contest which make exclusive use of the Data.gov knowledgebase.
Social networking expert Jesse Stay joins Phil and Scott to discuss recent changes and issues with Facebook and other networking sites. In addition to reviewing recent Facebook announcements, he also talks about data retrieval, as well as related privacy issues. He also assesses how political candidates are using social networking, as well as the current relevance of Twitter.
Joel and Jeff sit down with our new community coordinator, Robert Cartaino, to discuss the future of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange 2.0.
Kevlin Henney, editor/author of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know, discusses the book and the programming process. He talks about how he compiled the essays for the book and lists some of the items he found most surprising and thought provoking. He also assesses the issues related to programmer training, including some of the things not taught in school.
Herbert Van de Sompel is a digital librarian who wonders why the web has no memory, and wants to do something about that. In this conversation he tells host Jon Udell about the Memento project, a proposed protocol that browsers can use to scroll through historical versions of web resources.