Lake, Swamp or Puddle: Data Quality at Scale – 22, 23, 24 Aug


SUMMARY

Data is a powerful tool. Data-driven systems leveraging modern analytical and predictive techniques can offer significant improvements over static or heuristic driven systems. The question is: how much can you trust your data?

Data collection, processing and aggregation is a challenging task. How do we build confidence in our data? Where did the data come from? How was it generated? What checks have or should be applied? What is affected when it all goes wrong?

This talk looks at the mechanics of maintaining data-quality at scale. Firstly looking at bad-data, what it is and where it comes from. Then diving into the techniques required to detect, avoid and ultimately deal with bad-data. At the end of this talk the audience should come away with an idea of how to design quality data-driven systems that ultimately build confidence and trust rather than inflate expectations.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Mark Hibberd

Chief Technical Architect at Ambiata
lunatractor.com
@markhibberd

Mark Hibberd spends his time working on large-scale data and machine learning problems for Ambiata. Mark takes software development seriously. Valuing correctness and reliability, he is constantly looking to learn tools and techniques to support these goals.

This approach has led to a history of building teams that utilise purely-functional programming techniques to help deliver robust products.

 

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The Power of the Network – ANDREW BETTS – 8, 10, 14 Aug

 

SUMMARY

Web developers are increasingly responsible for the performance of the sites they build, and there is now a plethora of advanced tools and services that allow developers to hone front end performance as never before. But the network can still be your biggest bottleneck.

This talk will discuss best practices and creative strategies for using caching, purging, preloading, server push, streaming, and other technologies to make sure your site hits your user’s browser at top speed.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: ANDREW BETTS

Andrew is a web developer and principal developer advocate for Fastly, working with developers across the world to help make the web faster, more secure, more reliable and easier to work with. He founded a web consultancy which was ultimately acquired by the Financial Times, led the team that created the FT’s pioneering HTML5 web app, and founded the FT’s Labs division. He is also an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a committee of nine people who guide the development of the World Wide Web. He will be talking about the power of the network.

Sydney and Brisbane’s events are in Partnership with

WebDirections

www.webdirections.org/events

 

In Sydney, this Andrew Betts’s presentation will be followed by Jessica Edwards

The JavaScript Workers: An Introduction to Web & Service Workers

Historically, we have developed web applications with the assumption that the end user is connected to the internet. With the ever increasing browser support of Service Workers, however, this assumption is quickly becoming outdated: developers now have the opportunity to create websites that can work offline, independent of network status, with great flexibility.

But let’s take a step back: what is the Service Worker API? How does it enable developers to develop web applications with offline capabilities? To help answer these questions, one should look to its predecessor: the Web Worker API. By understanding what the Web Worker API provides us (and what it doesn’t), we can better understand Service Workers and how to use them.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: JESSICA EDWARDS

Jessica Edwards

Jessica is a front-end developer at Holler, based in Sydney, Australia. She is passionate about delivering performant websites without compromising visual experiences. In her spare time, she helps organise the Node Sydney and Creative Coding Sydney meetup groups.

 

 

ABOUT THE MC: JOHN ALLSOPP

John Allsopp runs the Web Directions conference series. He has a background in computer science and mathematics, has developed software and written books, courses, tutorials, and articles for web designers and developers. He also speaks not infrequently on all things web in Australia and around the world.

In Brisbane, this Andrew Betts’s presentation will be followed by Hannah –

Delivering a Web Experience in 10KB

With the average size of a web page growing larger every year, is it possible to deliver a compelling web experience in less than 10KB, without the need for JavaScript? Learn about the challenges and breakthroughs in designing and building an entry for the 2016 A List Apart Competition that ended up winning Best Design.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: HANNAH MALCOLM

Hannah

Hannah Malcolm loves pixels and code. She can usually be found in front of a screen, researching front end techniques, or embarking on a new digital project. When she isn’t in front of a screen, she loves exploring national parks with her family and travels everywhere with a notebook for sketching out ideas, or scribbling down thoughts.

 

 

ABOUT THE MC: JOHN ALLSOPP

John Allsopp runs the Web Directions conference series. He has a background in computer science and mathematics, has developed software and written books, courses, tutorials, and articles for web designers and developers. He also speaks not infrequently on all things web in Australia and around the world.

 

 

VIDEOS

YOW! Nights August 2017 Hannah Malcolm:

Andrew Betts – The Power of the Network

 

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