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JAX DevOps London 2018

This week we attended the JAX DevOps conference in London: “The Conference for Continuous Delivery, Microservices, Docker & Clouds”. It was more about Continuous Delivery and Microservices than Docker and Clouds, more Dev than Ops, but still relevant to us. Continuous Delivery We attended several talks about continuous delivery. There were many subjects that all speakers agreed …
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A SlackLibrarian using Mendeley

  0 TL; DR Finding files and especially uploaded PDFs in Slack can be time consuming and lead to a lot of frustration. I build a small Slackbot that combines the Slack and Mendeley APIs to detect when a user has uploaded a PDF to Slack and prompt the user to tag and upload the PDF to …
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My summer internship at Sandtable

Over the course of this summer I spent 11 weeks as a Software Engineer intern at Sandtable. I had a wonderful time here and learned a lot from some very knowledgeable and friendly Engineers. We worked with Trello, which I am very fond of, to organize our tasks and had daily morning chats about what everyone …
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etcd3 leader election using Python

For a recent Sandtable hackathon, we built a prototype of a highly-available cluster (master-worker) framework. We decided to use etcd3 to store master state, for leader election, and implement a presence protocol. Etcd, developed by CoreOS, is a distributed, reliable key-value store written in Golang that implements the Raft consensus protocol. For leader election, we …
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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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What’s up with Targeted Advertising?

A lot of people have been down on targeted advertising recently, saying its days are numbered, and that mass marketing is the way forward. Dreaming up marketing segments to target is one of the big rituals of the advertising process so, understandably, quite a few people in the industry are upset about it. Mark Ritson, …
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