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This week I went to Portland, Oregon for the O’Reilly Open Source Convention. OSCON is one of my favorite conferences because of the quality and diversity of the talks. Usually when I go to an event I am too busy presenting, working our booth, or meeting with customers and partners to fully enjoy the sessions. This year I resolved to not let that happen again and I managed to enjoy many great talks and learn quite a bit.
System management with Chef
Joshua Tiberman and James Casey gave a great workshop on getting started with Chef.
Adventures in Node
Faisal Abid presented on getting started with NodeJS and Express.
MongoDB on AWS
How Gigaspaces built their community with GitHub
The art of giving critiques
Emma Jane Westby presented on how to give and get actionable critiques. She did a great job explaining the difference between good and bad feedback and showed how communities can better collaborate.
I have learned from going to many events that some of the best content comes from the time between the sessions. If you find yourself at a developer conference in the future make sure to spend time in the common areas and engage with the speakers and other attendees. See you next year at OSCON!Link to this post:
The AppDynamics team is in Portland, Oregon this week to showcase AppDynamics at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention. This event is a great opportunity to meet with the community and connect with thought leaders in the open source world. Stop by our booth for office hours if you’re in the area this week!
The AppDynamics team went to Santa Clara, California this week for O’Reilly’s Velocity conference. If you aren’t familiar with the Velocity conference, it is the premier web performance conference. The event was packed with great sessions from the world’s foremost experts on web performance. The AppDynamics team was in full force presenting, exhibiting, and hosting office hours for our community.
While I was at Velocity I picked up some interesting facts about the business impact of performance:
- When the Obama fundraising platform improved performance by 60%, donations converted 14% better (a $34.7 million improvement over the life of the platform).
- When Facebook delayed scroll performance, they saw a 1% drop in engagement.
- After Trulia optimized their search web performance they saw a 11% increase in searches.
- Find out more about the impact of performance from the insightful Steve Souders