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Jérôme Hergeux is giving a Berkman lunch talk on “Cooperation in a peer prodiuction economy: experimental evidence from Wikipedia.” He lists as co-authors: Yann Algan, Yochai Benkler, and Mayo Fuster-Morell. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. Jérôme explains the broader research agenda behind the paper. People are collaborating on the Web, sometimes on projects that compete with or replace major products from proprietary businesses and institutions. Standard economic theory doesn’t have a good way of making sense of this with its usual assumptions of behavior guided by perfect rationality and self-interest. Instead, Jérôme will look at Wik... (more)

NComputing Validates American Institutes for Research's Online Test Delivery System

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 -- NComputing, the leader in accelerating the adoption of desktop virtualization, today announced it has formally validated the American Institutes for Research's (AIR) online Test Delivery System. AIR's Test Delivery System has been used successfully since 2010 in NComputing environments, which enable schools to meet online testing requirements more easily and affordably. NComputing desktop virtualization solutions provide more computing resources in classrooms, allowing students and teachers more access to the testing platform. As opposed to weeks and months, classrooms can now complete their assessments within days. This is particularly important as the move to online testing is increasingly being mandated by State governments throughout the U.S. AIR's Test Delivery System is used in multiple states, including those tha... (more)

Fourth Annual Scala Days Conference Set for June 10-12 in New York City

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 -- Typesafe, the company empowering developers to build high performance web applications, today announced open registration and a call for papers for Scala Days NYC. Scheduled to take place June 10-12 at the historic Hudson Theater in New York City, the conference will feature a series of workshops and sessions to showcase Scala and Scala-based libraries and frameworks. "Scala has a rapidly growing and vibrant developer community that is pushing the boundaries of application development on the JVM," said Martin Odersky, Chief Architect, Chairman of Typesafe and the creator of Scala. "With Scala Days, we're hoping to provide a unique opportunity for users to learn best practices from each other as well as key contributors to the language." In addition to an opening keynote address by Odersky, other notable presentations inclu... (more)

Code Fellows Launches Women-Only Ruby on Rails Bootcamp

Code Fellows, the only coding education provider that guarantees a $60,000 tech job after graduation, announced today that it has launched a Ruby on Rails bootcamp designed exclusively for women interested in breaking into the software industry. The female-only bootcamp is intended to address the widening gender gap in the coding trade by creating a unique learning environment that appeals to women who prefer to learn among other women. The first female-only bootcamp is July 8th - August 23rd and is intended for women with a general knowledge of coding and engineering, but with no prior Ruby on Rails experience. Graduates that want a job in the software industry are guaranteed to be offered a position that pays at least $60,000 within six months of completing the programs. “Walk into any development room in Seattle – or any other major tech center – and you’ll immed... (more)

Risikokapital ermöglicht dem Betreiber von Online-Shops SEOshop die Eroberung Europas

AMSTERDAM, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HENQ investiert 1,1 Millionen in das E-Commerce-Unternehmen mit dem schnellsten Wachstum in den Niederlanden Eine Finanzspritze von Risikokapital in Höhe von 1,1 Millionen Euro durch HENQ ermöglicht es dem niederländischen Online-Shop-Unternehmen SEOshop, der am schnellsten wachsenden E-Commerce-Plattform in den Niederlanden, den europäischen Markt zu erobern. SEOshop bietet Kunden fertige und individuell zugeschnittene Online-Shops zu niedrigen Preisen an und wurde in nur wenigen Jahren der Marktführer in den Benelux-Ländern. Das Unternehmen wurde 2008 von den beiden Internet-Jungunternehmern Ruud Stelder (CEO) und Dennis Cuijpers (CTO) gegründet und beschäftigt heute 37 junge Spezialisten. Mittlerweile bedient SEOshop 3.000 Kunden aus den Niederlanden, Belgien und Deutschland, hauptsächlich kleine und mittlerer Unternehmen... (more)

Couchbase Server 2.5 Raises the Bar for Highly Available Enterprise-Grade NoSQL

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/14 -- Couchbase, the fastest-growing provider of enterprise class NoSQL databases and technologies, has released Couchbase Server 2.5 Enterprise Edition. The release, available today, includes capabilities for enterprise-grade performance, including new features such as Rack Awareness for high availability and cross data center (XDCR) data encryption for secure data center replication. "Enterprises requiring the highest scalability and availability are consistently choosing Couchbase over traditional databases and other NoSQL vendors," said Rahim Yaseen, SVP of engineering at Couchbase. "With the Rack Awareness and data encryption capabilities included in Couchbase Server 2.5 Enterprise Edition, we continue to establish Couchbase as the clear choice for global enterprises requiring high availability, reliability and sec... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Announces Cloud Expo 2011 New York Venue

Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong. Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! "Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

OneLogin Raises $13M to Power Expansion

OneLogin, the innovator in enterprise identity management, today announced it has secured a $13 million round of Series B venture capital from lead investor The Social+Capital Partnership alongside returning investor Charles River Ventures. OneLogin will use the funds to continue its expansion in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific and to accelerate talent acquisition in these markets. OneLogin provides a modern identity and access management (IAM) solution, which enables enterprises to easily manage employee and external user identities and control their access to applications in the cloud and behind the firewall. OneLogin’s comprehensive turnkey solution includes strong authentication, single sign-on, federation, directory integration, user provisioning and reporting. OneLogin has seen rapid adoption among companies, ranging from fast-growing start-ups li... (more)

Red Hat Named "Platinum Sponsor" of Virtualization Conference & Expo

Red Hat is a  trusted open source provider.  Red Hat offers enterprise customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures on the quality and innovation of open source. Combining open source operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management, and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training, and consulting services worldwide to help enterprises take full advantage of the value of open source technology. For more information, please visit www.redhat.com/                   Red Hat CTO Delivers Virtualization Keynote Brian Stevens, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, delivered his Virtualization Keynote entitled "The Future of the Virtual Enterprise" at SYS-CON's  Virtualization Conferenc... (more)

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Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In this presentation, I'll talk about what automation is, and how to approach implementing it in the context of IT Operations. Ned will discuss keys to success in the long term and include practical real-world examples. Get started on automating your way to a brighter future!
Cloud is the motor for innovation and digital transformation. CIOs will run 25% of total application workloads in the cloud by the end of 2018, based on recent Morgan Stanley report. Having the right enterprise cloud strategy in place, often in a multi cloud environment, also helps companies become a more intelligent business. Companies that master this path have something in common: they create a culture of continuous innovation.
Eric Taylor, a former hacker, reveals what he's learned about cybersecurity. Taylor's life as a hacker began when he was just 12 years old and playing video games at home. Russian hackers are notorious for their hacking skills, but one American says he hacked a Russian cyber gang at just 15 years old. The government eventually caught up with Taylor and he pleaded guilty to posting the personal information on the internet, among other charges. Eric Taylor, who went by the nickname Cosmo the God, also posted personal information of celebrities and government officials, including Michelle Obama, former CIA director John Brennan, Kim Kardashian and Tiger Woods. Taylor recently became an advisor to cybersecurity start-up Path which helps companies make sure their websites are properly loading around the globe.
DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO, to be held June 25-26, 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps is correlated with 20% faster time-to-market, 22% improvement in quality, and 18% reduction in dev and ops costs, according to research firm Vanson-Bourne. It is changing the way IT works, how businesses interact with customers, and how organizations are buying, building, and delivering software.
Automation is turning manual or repetitive IT tasks into a thing of the past-including in the datacenter. Nutanix not only provides a world-class user interface, but also a comprehensive set of APIs to allow the automation of provisioning, data collection, and other tasks. In this session, you'll explore Nutanix APIs-from provisioning to other Day 0, Day 1 operations. Come learn about how you can easily leverage Nutanix APIs for orchestration and automation of infrastructure, VMs, networking, and even backup/DR. We'll review available APIs and conduct live demonstrations of integrations and the automating common IT tasks.