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Deploying a DNS Server to Amazon AWS with bosh-init

This post describes how to deploy a BIND 9 DNS server to Amazon AWS using bosh-init, a command-line BOSH tool that enables the deployment of VMs without requiring a Director VM. This blog post is the second of a series; it picks up where the previous one, How to Create a BOSH Release of a DNS Server, left off. Previously we described how to create a BOSH release (i.e. a BOSH software package) of the BIND 9 DNS server and deploy the server to VirtualBox via BOSH Lite.

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Balanced Team – Janice Fraser

In this discussion, Pivotal's Director of Innovation Practice, Janice Fraser, talks about the balanced team. The basic proposition is that an environment with a balanced team makes work more streamlined, creates better client relations, and improves results overall. Janice's role is to help clients and consultants work in Lean and Agile ways.

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Your MVP Sucks – Tristan Kromer

https://youtu.be/x8nwnGfm-uA

Lean Startup fails when it becomes routine or ritualized. This will be a frank discussion of where we most often go horribly wrong in the dogma of the MVP.

We’ll also go over a simple way of organizing your toolbox of lean startup and user research techniques to quickly get at the heart of the issue and design a useful test of our theories.

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Simplify the Process of Securing Mobile Apps – Andrew Blaich

http://youtu.be/QYAZNHqyNgg

The mobile app development lifecycle is one of the fastest and most demanding that tech has experienced. Time to market and usability are top priorities, yet operational considerations, including adding security, often command the lions share of time in the development lifecycle.

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Narratives – Nina Mehta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiv5wgnUtjw

There are always more than two sides to a story. In this talk, Nina shares her personal narrative about creative work to go a deeper on understanding the user experience. From making newspaper pages to 300-foot light installations to producing art/tech conferences in Tokyo, the work is always about people.

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Creating a Unified Front with Your Team – Nic Warner

In this talk, the Pivotal Labs team discusses how engagements have changed over time. Small teams have transformed. Where there used to be one anchor to coordinate everything, the world is now much bigger. For example, we have as many as 17 designers on one project. The scope of projects has also changed. The input comes from more places with more emotional weight. We all need to operate as one unit. How do we operate in a unified manner?

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Contravariance is the Dual of Covariance – Erik Meijer

Every developer that has ever dealt with contra- and covariance in Java or Scala shivers with fear when they have to deal with these concepts in their code. Typically the solution is to click, click, click, click on the ‘suggested fix’ by the IDE until the error messages finally go away.

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Data Science and the Internet of Things

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, tremendous amounts of data are being generated by real world devices. Data science and machine learning techniques are extremely useful for people wishing to make sense of this data. In this video, Nitin Borwankar talks about LearnDataScience, a series of IPython Notebooks designed to teach data science to developers.

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Building Clouds

There is much about the Pivotal Process that is strikingly different from how most software is written.  This talk – originally a recruiting talk given at UCB – first describes the Cloud Foundry project and then dives into the Pivotal Process: the whats and the whys behind Pair Programming, Test-Driven Development, and Agile Product Management.

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Diversity

Lack of diversity isn’t just a social problem, it’s also a business problem. In this video, Kane Baccigalupi talks about different types of diversity, why companies should care about it, and what companies can do to improve themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2oD3-n1-pI



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