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AWS Summit Sydney 2018

Hi, I’m here to talk about the last day of Sydney AWS Summit Sydney 2018! It was my first attendance ever at an event of this type, I have to say it’s quite a different vibe than your usual meetup! The lights, the loud music, they really know how to stage a show. Who is the big star of the year??? It’s Machine Learning!!! Containers management is coming close behind. AWS is pushing its vision to create a seamless customer experience where the machines adapt…

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Octo Australia 2017: a retrospection

Hi all, Happy new year! 2017 is now over, and it’s time for us to contemplate everything that happened in Octo Technology Australia and appraise our success and failures. Hidden Tech Challenge Late 2017, we launched a geolocated quiz game in Sydney, and it was a lot of fun. Not only did we build the product from the idea to the delivery, but we also handled the communication, animation and follow-up of the game.

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Agile transformation with Henrik Kniberg @OCTO Technology

Henrik Kniberg is Agile/Lean coach at Crisp in Stockholm, speaker at international conferences and author of popular books about XP, Scrum, Kanban and Lean from the Trenches. Working primarily with Spotify and LEGO, he enjoys helping companies succeed with both the technical and human sides of software development. After his presentation at USI, Henrik had accepted our invitation to answer some questions from our clients in their transformation journey towards Agile. This event is facilitated by Sergey Larionov, Agile Coach at OCTO Technology, and made…

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A chat with Doug Cutting about Hadoop

We had the chance to interview Doug Cutting during the Cloudera Sessions in Paris, October 2014. Doug is the creator behind Hadoop and Cloudera's Chief Architect. Here is our exchange below: A question is: how does it feel to see that Hadoop is actually becoming the must have, the default way of storing and computing over data in large enterprise companies? Rationally it feels very good. It’s a technology that’s supposed to do that. Emotionally it’s very satisfying, but also I must say I must…

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Save the date USI 2016

See you on June 6 and 7, 2016 Brace yourselves, USI is back June 6 and 7, 2016 at the Carrousel du Louvre! A unique speaker line-up Over the past 8 years, the conference has grown to become a benchmark for major international conferences on digital transformation. 1600 attendees are expected this year. USI’s unique speaker line-up provides a fresh outlook on new technologies. Explore the trends, expand your network and experience inspiring talks in the very heart of Paris. USI speaks to all players involved…

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N°1 betting operator in Europe lets you dive in an immersive horse race

What if you could race like a jockey ? It is now possible with "LeTrot 360 Digital Immersion", an immersive experience created by PMU (N°1 parimutual operator in Europe) and OCTO Technology! On the 25th november, our team was proudly on stage during the “J-60 Grand Prix d’Amérique” Countdown Gala to provide guests an immersive horse racing experience using Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

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Flocker overview

If you've started using Docker for a while you might be asking the same question «how to manage a group of Docker containers into a consistent topology?».

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Web Scale IT (Or, The Patterns of the Giants of the Web) in Gartner’s Top 10 for 2015

Gartner’s long-awaited  Top 10 strategic technological trends  for 20151 have just been released this month and, for the second consecutive year2, one our most cherished topics at OCTO is prominently featured. In Gartner terminology, what we call the Practices of the  Giants of the Web 3, 4 becomes Web-Scale IT , and is inspired by "large cloud services firms"5, 6. Here, we offer a brief overview of this trend for 2015.

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