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The Benefits of IT Training

If you're in the midst of forming your 2015 IT Training budget, you're likely wondering if your 2014 approach was as effective as you hoped it would be. If you haven't already adopted a comprehensive, department-wide training strategy, it might be time to look into how effective that could be for your organization and the productivity of the IT department.

Giving the Power of the Graph to the User

Joey Hobbs is the Lead UI Developer at Quid. In this talk, he discusses the technological advancements his company has made within graph theory. It includes an overview of graphs and ends with a demo.

AOSP Sources in the IDE

We get asked a lot about the proper way to integrate the AOSP sources into an integrated development environment (IDE). This tutorial shows you how to use the integrated IDEGen scripts to do the job.

Macros in Data Pipelines

In this talk for NE Scala, Neville presents how Scala Macros can be used to improve data pipeline code levering Parquet, Avro, Scalding and Spark.

Dependent Types: Through The Looking Glass

Owein Reese wants you to be more comfortable with dependent types / path-dependent types, to understand them in more detail, and to spark ideas that generally help us gain insights into our every day code.

Living Design Systems

With product design, there comes a whole new range of challenges that differ from those of web and graphic design. Jina Bolton demonstrates how her team addresses contemporary design challenges.

Argument for Mainframe: Industries with Programming Opportunities

While we continue to argue back and forth on whether or not Mainframe is dead, there's no denying that there are some fantastic career opportunities when it comes to COBOL and Mainframe development. Don't believe me? Do a search on and see how many listings pop up. The talent shortage coming from the wake of aging developers exiting the workforce is a growing problem for Enterprise organizations. If you're considering a career in development or want to move into a different area in your organization, there are a few industries that place a high value on mainframe programming.

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