Krista Summitt made excellent use of the G-Snap tool during the WebSphere Unconference at #IBMImpact this year. I haven’t seen this tool before, but it allows you to post snippet updates – the kind of content that makes sense at a fast-paced event where you might not have hours to sit down and compose your thoughts.
Given the success of our unconference, I’d recommend you check out Krista’s liveblogging on G-Snap. Some key points for me:
- James Governor talks about ‘No SQL’ as an example of the rise of Java
- Redmonk believes in adoption-centric computing, rather than purchase-centric computing – you cannot solve IT problems just by buying product
- DeepQA is the technology behind Watson: massively parallel probabilistic evidence-based architecture
- Best way to introduce an agile development environment is with an ‘enlightened executive’. You may meet resistence from ‘comfortable’ developers so find your friends and isolate your enemies
- HADOOP was created by an engineer at Yahoo who sat in on a pitch by an engineer @ Google
- Rather than pulling data to code, let's send the code to the data. Does its work, saves data
- Most desktop apps are just now getting location-based APIs
That’s just a smattering. You can find out more about Krista on The Kristasphere 2.0.