Wed.Jun 19, 2019

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


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


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

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

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

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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The Taxonomy of DataOps

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.

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An HR’s guide to the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

SHRM events are hosted to help you create better workplaces, solve real-time issues in an organization and keep you updated with the latest industry trends. These events give you some major insights on common HR challenges, helping you shift perspectives to create great workplaces.

5 Survey Templates to Measure Volunteer and Board Satisfaction


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.

Flight Booking Process: Structure, Steps, and Key Systems


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.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

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


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.

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


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

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.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

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


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


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.

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.

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?

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

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.

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.

What You Need to Know About Vulnerability Management Best Practices


How can CISOs and their cybersecurity teams incorporate Tenable’s Predictive Prioritization capability and the Vulnerability Priority Rating into their vulnerability management strategy? The Tenable team offers some best practices.

How KeyBank achieved continuous integration and delivery


DevOps has brought fundamental, positive changes to how we deliver software at KeyBank. But getting there required that we take a series of incremental steps.

How User Acceptance Testing Can Save You Time and Money

Speaker: J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services, Seamgen

Before a new product or feature goes into development, you have to gauge whether it will be a worthwhile investment. But what’s the best way to do so - and how can you get honest insights from your end users? Join J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services at Seamgen, as he explores how to use wireframes and clickable prototypes to validate your product. He’ll discuss how user testing allows you to really understand your users - and how to use the insights to inform your product strategy.

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


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 […].

Docker Basics: How to Use Dockerfiles

The New Stack

The following post is the latest in a series of tutorials on using Docker and associated container tools. Check back every other week for a new edition. . By using a Docker image, it is not only possible to deploy one container after another, it’s quite easy. Once you’ve pulled the image from a registry (such as Docker Hub ), each container can then be deployed with a single docker command.

The next step in AI-based meeting management


Microsoft this spring has been rolling out intelligent features in Outlook designed to make work meetings both easier to schedule and more productive. The new features appear in Outlook’s email application and calendar. It seems like a pretty good marriage of artificial intelligence (AI) and enterprise productivity needs — and done in a way that […]. Partners Workplace AI calendar collaboration Email Meetings Microsoft Outlook

Cryptojacking Extensions Found on Google Chrome Web Store


Symantec found two Chrome extensions that secretly mine for Monero


How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

How to Integrate RESTful APIs into CI/CD Pipelines

The New Stack

CircleCI sponsored this post. Ron Powell. Ron has a background in space physics, having worked as a Cassini team member analyzing plasmas trapped in Saturn's magnetosphere. He now works for CircleCI in San Francisco, Calif. as a developer advocate producing content that enables developers to build, test and deploy their projects faster.

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Introducing Slackor, a Remote Access Tool Using Slack as a C2 Channel


As a penetration tester at Coalfire Labs, I frequently use exploitation frameworks such as Metasploit or PowerShell Empire to perform post-exploitation actions on compromised endpoints.

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An Intro to SQL Window Functions


SQL window functions are calculation functions similar to aggregate functions but, unlike normal aggregate functions like "group by," have access to individual rows and can even add some of their attributes into the result set.