Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
The web - vast, open, participatory, independent - is an unprecedented human construction. But could forces already be at work to rob it of its very essence? In this presentation from the O'Reilly Media Open Source Convention Mark Surman discusses how this marvelous, open, self-governing resource - taken for granted by so many - may not stand the test of time.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Jon Skeet, software engineer at Google London, and the first Stack Overflow user to achieve a reputation of 100,000.
A collection of clips recorded at the San Francisco DevDays conference including Joel Spolsky, Mark Harrison, Jeff Atwood, Scott Hanselman and Rory Blythe.
Google's web scale problems are too large to rely on physical hardware. In this talk from the 2008 Velocity Conference, Sean Quinlan of Google describes their software-based approach to reliably retrieving data that's distributed across millions of machines around the world.
Navigating social networks could well be the ultimate nonprofit management tactic. In this audio lecture recorded at the Nonprofit Management Institute, Heather McLeod Grant discusses how individuals and organizations are using networked approaches to promote social change efforts. She focuses on the work of the Monitor Institute, in particular, and offers tips on how to use social networks effectively.
Everyone knows Google crawls websites - but did you know they also crawl your source code? Google's Open Source Programs manager Chris DiBona provides a quick but insightful look into the state of open source code on the Internet.
Rob Shanks discusses web based GIS technology and the features available in Arc GIS online. Showcasing the free databases and webkits available within the online community for publishing and sharing data this short talk gives a small preview on the future of GIS within the cloud.
Joel and Jeff discuss DevDays, the diversity of Stack Exchange sites, the debut of CVs and careers on Stack Overflow, and the viability of WiFi at tech conferences.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Peter Seibel to discuss his new book Coders At Work, the effect of listening to music while coding, and the future of programming books.