Tag: tech-talk

22 Jan 2015 · by Alice Fuller
Last October, I gave my first ever talk at a conference, the Grace Hopper Celebration. When I was initially trying to decide what I wanted to talk about, I gave myself a few criteria: 1) I must be uniquely capable of talking about this, 2) people would learn something, 3) it must be interesting...
10 Nov 2013 · by Molly Mackenzie
Omega is described by Wired as "a mind-boggling new system that will orchestrate each and every computing task that runs across Google's worldwide network of data centers, perhaps the largest single operation on the net. In this Tech Talk, John Wilkes, one of the architects of Omega, will present...
25 Sep 2013 · by Molly Mackenzie
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away there was a wizard. Each day the king laid out a new scenario in which foes of the realm would test his fortress' defenses. And every day the wizard would come up with new measures to keep the fortress safe. One day a knight appeared at the king's court...
20 Aug 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
Bill Scott (Sr. Director of UI Engineering at PayPal) recently gave a tech talk at Box HQ about Lean UX engineering (using examples of Dust and NodeJS) and its impact at PayPal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UCythUA2dk NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, the second half of the talk was not...
02 Aug 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
Bill Scott joined PayPal about 2 years ago from Netflix. The first thing he noticed was a number of technology choices had been made that inhibited rapid development, experimentation and productivity. The first technology that Bill & his team brought into house was dustjs. The next major...
20 Jul 2013 · by Mary Doyle
With awesome growth comes massive challenges for an operations team: we are tasked with competing goals of quickly delivering reliable infrastructure while ensuring high uptime for all infrastructure components. By the time an organization has more than 50,000 hosts, this process is well defined,...
16 Jul 2013 · by Rob Radez
Recently, Box Staff Software Engineer Nicholas Zakas gave a talk at Velocity and to the SF and Silicon Valley Web Performance Group about slimming down the JavaScript used on sites and letting each tier of an application handle what it does best. We just posted the video of him talking to the Web...
27 Jun 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
Recording from our mobile panel discussion titled "The Other Side of the Mobile App Economy" with Jeff Seibert (Crashlytics), Ilya Sukhar (Parse) and Brett Van Zuiden (Ink Mobility) on Wednesday, June 26th 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLo_QZGA150
12 Jun 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
What if you could go from idea to App Store in less than a week? What if the companies primarily responsible for all of your favorite apps were companies you’ve never heard of? What if Facebook, Twitter, and Google were making moves in the mobile market not to acquire apps, but to acquire the...
06 Jun 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
Recording of Derek Collison's (Founder and CEO, Apcera) talk titled "The Coming of the Modern Enterprise IT Platform" on Wednesday, May 22nd 2013.  
08 May 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
The modern Enterprise IT platform is not what it used to be. The advent of cloud-based technology has forced a shift in the IT landscape. Developers who are building Enterprise IT applications need to get their apps to market with the latest and greatest features, as quickly and efficiently as...
26 Apr 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
Recording of Steve Souders's (Head Performance Engineer, Google) talk titled "Dive Into Mobile Performance" on Wednesday, April 24th 2013. The slides for his presentation can be found here.
24 Apr 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
Do you have burning questions about SaaS, cloud computing, and big data? Have you ever wondered what it takes to level up at work and find ways to be awesome at your job? Join Kate Matsudaira, founder of Pop Forms, as she answers questions about building large web applications, scaling fast-growing...
08 Apr 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
You drank the performance koolaid and want to optimize your site for mobile. You learned all the established WPO best practices by heart. Now it's time to dive in. But - how do you actually do it? Join Steve Souders as he navigates a path through the performance landscape using the latest mobile...
19 Mar 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
Recording of Zane Lackey's (Engineering Security Manager, Etsy) tech talk titled "Effective Approaches to Web Application Security" on Wednesday, March 13th 2013. The slides for his presentation can be found here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35XxulwINTw
14 Mar 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
In just three years, Square has achieved ubiquitous recognition for mobile card processing grossing over $10B a year in credit card transactions. At the heart of Square's technology are many financial systems which must operate safely, correctly, and sustain rapid growth. During this tech talk,...
01 Mar 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
Building a worldwide marketplace at scale, Etsy has overcome some of today's big new application security challenges. Zane will outline some of Etsy's innovative approaches to application security problems posed by a continuous deployment environment. He'll touch upon useful security systems such...
28 Feb 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
Recording of Liron Shapira's (CTO and co-founder, Quixey) talk titled "The Functional Web - The Future of Apps and the Web" on Wednesday, February 27th 2013.  
12 Feb 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
People talk a lot about apps vs. the web, as if one of them is going to win out. Actually, apps and the web are the same thing - delivery mechanisms for software functions. The Functional Web, the web of functions, is the new paradigm that unifies apps and the web. Where: Box HQ (4440 El Camino...
31 Jan 2013 · by Shiv Mahajan
Recording of Braden Kowitz's (Design Partner, Google Ventures) tech talk titled "An Engineer's Pragmatic Guide to Design" on Wednesday, January 30th 2013.