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A Bird In The Cloud HTML5 Cross Platform Games

The event was held in Google’s Mountain View office. Collin Green ditched all his slides and got hands dirty quickly, working in the browser with GameClosure DevKit, he showed a live working version of Flappy Bird clone in less than 15min( ?) . The presentation was fun filled, Collin seemed very knowledgeable, the audience kept … Continue reading

Finding The Needel From Haystack: Sourcegraph Draws The Python

This event was held at LinkedIn HQ in Mountain View by the BayPIGgies (Python Interest Group). Beyong Liu from Sourcegraph gave a brief introduction of srclib / sourcegraph tools, how it could chop, knit and stitch the very complex world of Python libraries. The project is very ambitious given the nature of language, srclib does … Continue reading

Wait, Response & Find, A Different Methods Of Diagnose SQL performance.

The event was held at Microsoft Mountain View campus. Janis Griffin gave the presentation on how to find the bottlenecks, optimize database, tune and improve performance using response time analysis and wait types. She showed some possible user cases where slowdowns could happen, how to find trouble points by looking at log flush, blocked requests … Continue reading

A Jug of Baratine

This event was held at Google’s Mountain View campus. To be honest, “Baratine” was a total new concept to me, I went to the meetup with great curiosity. Sean Wiley & Nam Nguyen from Caucho gave the presentation on Baratine’s architecture, the performance benefits, etc. Put it simply, Baratine is a combo box of service … Continue reading

0xData, H2O, Kaggle

Party for the data geeks and sciences. The meetup was held at 0xdata ‘s office in Mountain View. Predictive Modeling has always been the holy grail of data scientists, there are a myriads of tools, some are off the shelf, some are custom-made. Amongst them is H2O Deep Learning. Dr Candel gave the real world … Continue reading

Leap Frog The Data Warehouse

This event was held in the Microsoft Mountain View Office, the presentation was given by Microsoft TSP Sean Mikha on Analytics Platform System (APS): Enabling the Modern Data Warehouse He went over some of the modern day data warehouse challenges such as: 1: volume, large ETL thourout, historical data 2: BI & Analytics performance, users … Continue reading

Containers In The Cloud, Mesophere

The meetup was held at Google West Campus by GDG Silicon Valley. Mandy Waite gave a short presentation on “Container”, how it’s different from virtual machine and sandbox, the advantages of using “container” in terms of product testing, scale-up, deployment and iteration, groups of containers called “pods”. She also explained Google Internal cluster management stacks … Continue reading

Graph Comes To Life With Plot.ly

This meetup was held in LinkedIn Mountain View campus. The presentation was given by Matt Sundquist from Plotly. It was a lively 2-hour as Matt showed cases of Plotly web implementation, live data streaming was particularly interesting, web-based plotting with a few common languages like Python, Matlab, R and also 3D plots etc. He answered … Continue reading

Sleep better after developing Android apps

The event was held at Intuit Mountain View office, this is the first time I went there. Logcat, Nelson To. The 1st part was given by Nelson To, he gave practical tips on how to use logcat/spoonlogger to debug apps with specific keys, I liked his concept, his demo didn’t work somehow. The 2nd part … Continue reading

Tongues & Babels

This meet up was about the Internationalize AngularJS: Globalized Apps for a Global Audience. It was held at Google Mountain View Campus. Rahul from Dailymotion gave the presentation. As most developers would know, machine translation across the different languages could be tricky if not complicated, the same spoken language could have different ways of writing … Continue reading