Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 of type Solo about Development

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • When IT Says No: How to Create Fast Feature Flow

    by Gene Kim

    Few things frustrate designers and the business more than when we know what needs to be built, but it still takes quarters or years for features to be deployed into production. And then during deployment, massive chaos and disruption is created for the customer… and the business.

    A primary cause for this is an adversarial relationship between Development and IT Operations, and an ever-increasing amount of technical debt that slows down the rate of release and time to market.

    I’m going to present how great IT organizations simultaneously deliver stellar reliability and fast flow of features into production. It requires creating a “super-tribe,” where designers, development and IT operations genuinely work together – instead of throwing each under the bus.

    It will draw upon my 11 year study of high performing IT organizations, as well as work I’ve done since 2008 to help some of that largest Internet companies achieve these performance breakthroughs.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Brazos, Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center

Sunday 11th March 2012

  • WEF to SXSW: The Global Cloud Revolution

    by Winston Damarillo

    What if we put our collective technical expertise and resources to creating something more impactful than the next incremental addition to Twitter? Developing nations have an untapped potential to become regional hubs for research and development. Ideas are in abundance, but how can we help fuel this drive with essential tools and make them a reality? How can the cloud revolution enable these nations to grow into global think tanks?

    In this session, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader Winston Damarillo will address the reason he sees the scarcity of computing resources as a matter of national security. The implementation of cloud has the potential to turbo-charge entrepreneurship in developing nations around the world – through allowing aspiring organizations to access high capacity computing power without the need to invest in hardware, software, network, and real-estate space, maximizing scarce energy resources.

    The session will include the benefits of the cloud with respect to social development, indigenous innovation and economic growth, as well as the ways that we can leverage our Silicon Valley resources and expertise to change the world in ways that parallel the impact of Facebook and Twitter on our global network.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Salon D, AT&T Conference Center

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