Author Archives: Gary Donovan

Classcraft Turns Classroom Learning Into One Big Game

Classcraft Turns Classroom Learning Into One Big Game

When I was at school, we had plus marks and minus marks. A pretty rudimentary system, fairly self explanatory and the tallies were kept on display usually pinned to the cork noticeboard on a dogeared sheet of A3 so we all understood how each other was getting on.. kind of made a game out of learning and behaviour but without ...

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Microservices, Containers and Node.js – Tony Pujals, Baynode

Microservices, Containers and Node.js – Tony Pujals, Baynode

Tony Pujals gave a lightening talk this week at Baynode Meetup on Microservices, Containers and Node.js explaining the evolution of the way web applications have been built in recent years from a three layer monolithic stack and the limitations it presents in affecting continuous deployment, the impact on scalability and the overall adverse impact on developer coordination to current methods, APIs ...

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Creating Order Out of Chaos – Jan Isakovic, Storesense

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                          Jan Isakovic is Co-founder and Head of Product at Storesense in London, a retail analytics platform which offers actionable insights into consumer behaviour in shops. Using passive Wi-Fi data on customers smart phones, Storesense is able to track footfall, movements and identify pain points to improve store layout, staffing ...

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Feast of Awesome Live Demos at NY Tech Meetup

NY Tech Meetup

The world’s largest Meetup group, the infamous NY Tech Meetup, held their second session of 2015 this week so here are the highlights, time stamped of the ten different live demos in this 1 hr and 46 minute beast of a video. First up were Mind My Business (go to 5:15) which is an app that notifies businesses what is going on around them. ...

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Elasticsearch Meetup at Spotify, Stockholm | Kibana

Elasticsearch Meetup at Spotify, Stockholm | Kibana

Spotify hosted this week’s Elasticsearch Meetup in Stockholm featuring a talk by Senior DevOps Engineer Shay Weiss who presented about Spotify’s experience so far with enterprise search engine Elasticsearch. The use of Elasticsearch at Spotify started as a Hack Day project, extremely easy to set up but Weiss nevertheless advises that inherited infrastructure needs to be brought up to a maintainable ...

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Top Resource Digest, Links from around the Community | Monday 9th February 2015

Top Resource Digest, Links from around the Community | Monday 9th February 2015

A collection of resources, blog posts and links on various technologies from around the web this week. JavaScript Sneaky JavaScript techniques for quick fixes Replace Coffeecript with ES6   Clojure/Functional Programming Getting the hang of (map) by Clojure Geek Otto.de recent release of Clojure microservices to Github Walmart Labs, San Francisco looking for Clojure Engineer ClojureScript minimal dev vs production ...

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Miami Bitcoin Hackathon 2015

Miami Bitcoin Hackathon 2015

Just to cheer anyone up that bought Bitcoin around.. ooh, end of 2013, here’s a Bitcoin Hackathon to make you feel a ‘bit’ better. Miami Bitcoin Hackathon invites hackers to use Bitcoin APIs and libraries to build anything. MBH quoted that Bitcoin startups are in a hiring frenzy at the moment as the transaction database, Blockchain is entering a period ...

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Go for Rubyists, Martini and Revel

Go for Rubyists

The Slovenia Ruby Group held their first Meetup of 2015 last week where Luka Zakrajšek, the Co-founder and CTO of Koofr gave a talk on Ruby and Go. Koofr, which was awarded ‘Slovenian start-up of the year’ at the Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2013, provides easily accessible storage for different media with a single search box across all ...

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React.js Reaches Maturity With First Conference

React.js Conf Keynote Facebook

The first React.js Conference was held last week at Facebook HQ for the JavaScript library by Facebook and Instagram which has become hugely popular over the last eighteen months. Facebook created React in order to promote the use of UI components which present data that changes over time for complex UI rendering and open sourced it back in May 2013 ...

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Ember.js Meetup Breezes Into Silicon Valley

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No messing around here, if you’re in Silicon Valley and can’t make it to the Ember.js Meetup in San Francisco, Silicon Valley Ember.js Meetup held it’s first get together at Addepar last Wednesday with next month’s event being hosted at Yahoo. Erik Bryn hosted and didn’t waste any time in diving straight into some of the new features coming up ...

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