Please join us Wednesday, February 22nd for the second installment of "Code Social", presented by AnythingSocial and FoodCalc and sponsored by Dasher Technologies, ModCloth and TaskRabbit. We are extremely excited to once again be able to bring to you a series of in depth technical and user engagement presentations by some of the top developers in the industry. As always catered food and drinks will be provided by the hosts.
Please RSVP using the Eventbrite link. (http://codesocial2.eventbrite.com/)
Speakers & Sessions:
· Erich Nachbar: Scale with Pub/Sub
· Darius Contractor: Nurturing Interest
· Kiranmay Bhattaram: Backbone.js and Rails
Speaker Bios & Abstracts
Erich Nachbar: Scale with Pub/Sub
Decoupling components makes your life better, and a pub/sub-based architecture can be applied to many problem areas. Kafka is a great implementation tool that scales well and has a simple, straightforward API.
Erich Nachbar is the CTO of Quantifind and regularly tackles large-scale distributed computing problems.
Darius Contractor: Nurturing Interest
How do you make users click and come back? Learn how to nurture user interest, the fuel of web browsing. Increase their reserves by giving them interesting concepts, designs and data. Maintain interest by minimizing user confusion and input. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the same optimizations can be applied to the development team on the project.
Darius Contractor has moved up the entire Silicon Valley stack from Programmer to Angel Investor. In the process he's learned about viral user acquisition, systems scaling, agile management, rapid iteration and the sweet spot between what works and what is possible.
Kiranmayi Bhattaram: Backbone.js and Rails
Kiran was an intern at AnythingSocial and is currently working on Place Pulse (http://pulse.media.mit.edu/) at the MIT Media Lab.