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AWS Summit London 2017

"I think we found something that AWS doesn't do well at scale." - overheard in the registration queue We once again attended the AWS Summit in London with more than 6000 visitors expected. In order to enjoy the event, you'd have better been early... or you could have end up in a massive registration queue or …
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PyData London 2017: Forecasting social inequality using agent-based modelling

James gave a brilliant talk about forecasting social inequality using ABM at the recent PyData London 2017 conference. You can check out the video here and the slides here. The abstract: "How can we assess the future impact of changes to government policy? One tool that is gaining in popularity is agent-based modelling, in which a population …
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QCON London 2017

We were excited to attend for the second time QCON London (you can find our review from the past year here: day 1, day 2 and day 3). QCON is a conference running for 3 days targeting CTOs, Software Team Leaders, Architects and Senior Software Engineers, with a focus on emerging technologies. The talks are divided into tracks …
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MongoDB Europe 2016

Yesterday, I went to the annual MongoDB Europe conference in London. It was a good chance to catch up on the new features in MongoDB and what other companies are doing with it. MongoDB's CEO Dev Ittycheria opened with some success stories of using MongoDB and talked about how Baidu, Barclays and NowTv have used MongoDB to scale their solutions. …
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DevOps Conferences 2016

We attended two DevOps conferences in September: Software Circus in Amsterdam and Container Camp in London. They provided a good opportunity to check-in on the latest trends and gossip in the containers and cloud computing world. Kubernetes or Mesos? The main sponsors of Software Circus this year were the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and Cisco. So there …
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AWS Summit London 2016

Last week, we went on our annual pilgrimage to the AWS Summit in London. There were around 5000 attendees this year. The London Summit is the biggest in Europe, and is getting bigger and bigger every year. The summit started with the traditional keynote given by the CTO of Amazon.com, Werner Vogels. We were immediately reassured: Brexit …
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