Wed.Jun 19, 2019

What's an infrastructure pro to do in a DevOps world?

TechBeacon

By the time I had spent 20 years in infrastructure, I thought I knew how it all worked. Some new technology comes along and is introduced into your organization by an excitable and enthusiastic group that gets business or technical value out of it.

3 Tips & 8 Seconds that Change the Emotional Climate of your Team

Scrum.org

Scrum Masters, ask yourself - Are you a natural servant leader, or do you struggle to be the inspiring coach that creates high-performing teams?

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What are model governance and model operations?

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

A look at the landscape of tools for building and deploying robust, production-ready machine learning models. Our surveys over the past couple of years have shown growing interest in machine learning (ML) among organizations from diverse industries.

Downsides of micro frontends

Martin Fowler

Any significant architectural pattern has downsides. Cam finishes his explanation of micro frontends by looking at some of the costs of this approach, such as payload size and complexity in operations and governance. more…. skip-home-page

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've launched an MVP, you know that the journey has just begun. But what do you do after the launch? How do you figure out what to do next? After you launch, it's important to be able to look at how different segments of your users react and quickly uncover signal vs. noise so you can iterate and improve. Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your way to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a skill set to make the most of your launches.

IT Skills Challenge: Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the Hiring Room

DevOps.com

There is a glaring skills challenge facing the UK tech industry. It is the perennial concern of business leaders, with the most recent research from the Cloud Industry Forum stating that 52% of UK tech companies lack IT skills in at least one area of their business.

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How to Care for Yourself as an Entrepreneur

Women on Business

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The Taxonomy of DataOps

DevOps.com

Data Operations, or DataOps for short, is one of those IT buzzwords that lots of people use, yet few can define precisely. Like the cloud or DevOps, DataOps doesn’t make sense until you sit down and really think through what it entails.

Waterbug: Espionage Group Rolls Out Brand-New Toolset in Attacks Against Governments

Symantec

Waterbug may have hijacked a separate espionage group’s infrastructure during one attack against a Middle Eastern target

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The KOST Stack: An Open Source Cloud Native Hybrid Database Stack

The New Stack

Kevin Xu. Kevin Xu is the General Manager of Global Strategy and Operations at PingCAP and a contributor to TiKV, a cloud native distributed key-value store and a CNCF member project. He studied Computer Science and Law at Stanford.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

State of the Venture Capital Industry in 2019 (with Infographic)

Toptal

Over the past decade, venture capital funding has risen by 17% annually to a figure $254 billion. What factors have contributed to this surge and what do they mean for the industry going forward

Social Media for Better Leadership and Learning

QAspire

Leadership in a connected world is a complex sport. Leaders risk relevance quite fast if they continue to operate in an isolated box within a tight hierarchy.

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Age Before Beauty – A Guide to Interface Design for Older Adults

Toptal

As people age, there are certain physiological and cognitive changes that are almost inevitable. Designers need to understand these changes to effectively master interface design for older adults

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Four short links: 19 June 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Voice2Face, DIY Minivac, Cloud Metrics, and Envoy for Mobile. Speech2Face: Learning the Face Behind a Voice -- complete with an interesting ethics discussion up front.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Checkout the Last Public Revision with Mercurial

David Walsh

I’ve always preferred git over Mercurial ( hg ) because the feature branch workflow makes organizing code and working off of master very easy. You don’t get that with vanilla mercurial — instead, commits can just sort of apply on top of each other, without much organization. Sometimes mercurial can feel a bit chaotic. When working on Mozilla’s mozilla-central repository (for your beloved Firefox!), I always start new commits off of the latest public commit.

5 Survey Templates to Measure Volunteer and Board Satisfaction

TechSoup

For any nonprofit, volunteers are valuable assets who put in their time, effort, and sweat to nurture the lifeblood of the organization. However, it's difficult to predict the behavior of volunteers. Sometimes they will happily offer their time, and sometimes they will just vanish from the radar.

Three steps toward creating market-leading products

Lead on Purpose

The goal of every company and product leader is to invent products (or services) that become recognized market leaders. Creating a new product category is icing on the cake, but also rare and extremely difficult.

How CIOs Can Do A Good Job Of Delivering Bad News

The Accidental Successful CIO

One of the jobs of a CIO is to be able to deliver bad news Image Credit: Still The Oldie. Let’s face it, as CIOs we’d all like to be liked. We enjoy the parts of our job that are fun and which have to do with the importance of information technology.

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Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Flight Booking Process: Structure, Steps, and Key Systems

Altexsoft

When a person books a flight ticket, less than 15 minutes pass between the moment they start filling the search form and a ticket appearing in their mailbox. From the airline side, it involves many events and systems to issue a ticket and make sure that the right person will get into the plane.

Los modelos de aprendizaje automático no siempre pueden manejar la realidad (mientras que la mayoría de los humanos sí)

DXC

Cada vez más directivos de empresa observan la inteligencia artificial (IA) y el aprendizaje automático (ML) como tecnologías de transformación que pueden mejorar la toma de decisiones, aumentar su eficiencia, evitar errores humanos y reducir costes. Sin embargo, para muchos trabajadores, el rendimiento constante e implacable que prometen las máquinas inteligentes aparece como seria amenaza […].

A16z Provides Insights Into Digitization

CTOvision

The video below provides insights that can be of use to any enterprise embarked on digital transformation (which these days is most every enterprise).

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Kubernetes 1.15 Aims to Extensibility with Custom Resource Definition Features

The New Stack

With Kubernetes 1.14 , the team moved 10 enhancements to stable, but this time around that number has dropped to two, with many more alpha and beta features being introduced.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

Dodge The Issues That Cause A Young Company To Crash

Strategy Driven

Did you know that over ninety percent of businesses fail in their first year on the market? This shows you how risky setting up a company can be. It’s very much a lottery whether your company is a success and survives for the long term or even beyond the first couple of years. Why is this?

How OpenStack Provides Scalable, Reusable Infrastructure for AI/ML Workloads

The New Stack

Red Hat sponsored this post, which was written independently by The New Stack. “Infrastructure” is defined as “compute, storage, and networking resources accessed throughout a datacenter,” According to the OpenStack Foundation.

5 Steps to Take if an Employee is Injured

Strategy Driven

Even if your business has the best safety program in place, it’s still possible for an employee to be injured. Pressure can cause employees to cut corners or be careless in their work. Injuries in the workplace can happen at any time, and it pays to be prepared.

Rebuilding AI Toward a Feminist Alexa

The New Stack

Raygun sponsored this podcast. Why is it every time I’m yelling at self-checkout tills or rolling my eyes at task-based AI, it’s always by-default a female voice annoying me? Is that my internal bias against fellow women?

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.