Social Simulation 2018 in Stockholm

Last week we attended the Social Simulation conference in Stockholm. It was the 14th annual event organised by the European Social Simulation Association that work to promote social simulation and computational social science. The theme of this year's conference was: looking in the mirror; reflecting on a growing field and community. There were about 120 …
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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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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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