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Airbnb Tech Talks 2012 Schedule

( 16 available presentations )
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
This talk will be about Apache Mesos, a platform that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing for distributed applications and frameworks. You can use Mesos to run Hadoop, MPI, Hypertable, Spark (a new framework for low-latency interactive and iterative jobs), and ot...
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
Curious about how web browsers work? Rendering engines are responsible for the parsing, layout, and eventual rendering of a web page. WebKit is the rendering engine that powers many of the world's most popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Safari, and the mobile browsers ...
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
Last month, I started a kickstarter to make it easier to install Rails on OSX and get started developing Rails applications. The response was largely positive, and I met my funding goal rather quickly. On the flip side, a number of folks publicly asked why this project is nece...
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
Data scientists-- the people who straddle the line between statistician and software engineer-- are in demand like never before. Even though this kind of position has existed in many industries for years, it never had a name before, and thus it was challenging to recruit peopl...
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
Jonathan Smiley from ZURB will talk about how the Web is changing, and how our approach to prototyping and product design needs to shift. He'll then get tactical with how to accomplish this using Foundation, ZURB's open source front-end framework for responsive design.
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
We tuck a lot of features away on Sometimes the UI just hasn't been fleshed out. Or we have bigger plans in mind for the feature in the future. Or it just hasn't been finished yet. But we still want to give you the flexibility of using that feature today. The...
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As Square has grown, the methods used to ensure users can always take payments have evolved. We've refined the processes used to develop and deploy services, started using a variety of monitoring tools, and created a comprehensive, service-based on-call rotation. I'll give ...
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
As the browser emerges as a premier platform for delivering applications to users, the demand for development models and tools that aren't handicapped by the decades of browser cruft keeps increasing. I will talk about the challenges of developing single page apps and how the ...
Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
*the first 5 minutes of the presentation was not recorded.
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
At the core of many of LinkedIn's analytics applications is a real-time data pipeline built on top of Apache Kafka. This system handles over 10 billion messages writes per day for thousands of production processes. This talk will cover some of the challenges of building and sc...
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
Spike will discuss how his team built the frontend architecture necessary to support Airbnb's latest rich-client JavaScript app: Wish Lists. Built on top of Backbone.js and Handlebars, Wish Lists is an example of the new generation of single-page apps that is taking the web by...
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
Go is a new general-purpose programming language developed at and in use by Google, with contributions from nearly 300 open source contributors. Go gives you the fun and agility of scripting languages, the performance of traditionally-tedious statically typed languages, and bu...
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
A practical set of step-by-step recipes for reproducing some of Facebook's biggest mistakes (in security, web stacks, polytheism, deployment, algorithms, photo faxing and other areas) delivered by an engineer who helped make them.
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Battle-hardened from running Reddit's infrastructure for four years, Jeremy Edberg (jedberg in most corners of the internet) brings to Airbnb a detailed and comprehensive take on scaling reliable cloud systems using AWS and other web platforms. Now at Netflix as Lead Reliabili...
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
Many developers believe they need to choose between OOCSS and CSS preprocessors like SASS/Compass and LESS. Nicole believes that the best sites pair the strengths of both approaches, pulling the architecture from OOCSS and the language additions from SASS. She will share with ...
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 06-Jan-13
The HTTP working group is working at full speed on HTTP 2.0 - yes, really! Curious to know what lies ahead for HTTP 2.0, how it will affect and improve performance of our web applications, what problems it solves, and what you need to do to prepare and make the best use of the...