Apr. 13, 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000 is now on Netflix. Everything is on Netflix these days. Somewhere there is an agent trying to sell Netflix thirteen episodes of security camera footage from convenience stores so he can make that big jump from Youtube.
On Monday, April 15, 2013 in Redwood City at Harry’s Hofbrau, the STC Silicon Valley Chapter hosted Richard Smith’s presentation on “Introduction to Documenting APIs.” At Netflix, he writes developer documentation for streaming applications on TVs, set top boxes, and mobile devices. Smith showed how an application programming interface (API) allows two different software programs to talk with one another. He explained the basics and business of preparing an API with a live demo.
Please join us on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM for our May meeting, to be held at: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408) 980-8887. Andrew Davis, Director of Talent Development for Content Rules will present “Leveraging LinkedIn to get yourself noticed.”
On June 28, 2012 in Sunnyvale, the Silicon Valley Cloud Center hosted DevOps. This was a big, fun, two-day event where you could talk to anybody and learn just about anything about the cloud. Employers were looking for talented people and they showed up. People from the following companies attended: AppFirst, Atlassian, DataDog, Dishcrawl, Disney, Electric Cloud, Etsy, Netflix, Opnet, Opscode, OpSource, Salesforce.com, Serena, Splunk, Stormpath, Sumologic, Ultimate Software and Virtual Computing Environment. The delicious food was supplied by Chachos of San Jose.
In all the technological chaos, it is hard for large companies to change strategies and tactics and keep an eye on their goals.
Amazon started selling printed books (content). To sell the books they mailed them. To keep track of everything, they built their own cloud network. Now they sell digital books over their cloud network on their own Kindle devices. This is an excellent example of how a large company can survive by changing the way they do things but not their goal, to sell content.
On Oct. 18, 2010 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “The Next Level” about category killers store chains that destroy independent small businesses. Toys R Us, CompUSA, Circuit City, Borders and Blockbuster all led their categories by wiping out the competition. They are all in trouble or out of business. Having killed their categories, have they killed themselves. Blockbuster failed to make the transition from bricks to clicks fast enough. Netflix, however, dominated the mailing DVD market but managed to transition into video streaming by moving quickly if not smoothly.
Sean Wilentz wrote “Confounding Fathers” about the Tea Party roots in 1950s McCarthy era paranoia.
Ben McGrath wrote “Search And Destroy” about Gawker Media founder Nick Denton.
Adam Gopnik wrote “Market Man” about Adam Smith, who unlike what some people think, thought you should be nice and generous with people.
On May 13, 2008 at HP in Palo Alto, SDForum held it’s second annual Teen Tech event. NPR, the San Jose Mercury News and CBS 60 Minutes covered this yearâ€™s bigger event. Text from DJCline.com.Continue reading May 13, 2008 SDF Teen Tech 2→