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Octo hosted the first Swiss DevOps Meetup

Octo Technology hosted last week in Lausanne (Switzerland) the first meetup of the Swiss DevOps community. As guest speaker, @NuttySwiss, Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Twitter gave a talk about Apache Mesos, Aurora and SRE. Mesos is the heart of Twitter infrastructure and allows to run multiple services in a reliable way inside their data centers. Aurora is the scheduler that run on top of Mesos. SRE stands for Site Reliability Engineering. Octo was happy to welcome this meetup and is looking forward to help the Swiss…

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Web Giants: video and slides of January 24th conference at São Paulo

On January 24th in São Paulo, Mathieu Despriée - Consultant and Senior Architect at OCTO Technology - gave a talk about the innovative practices the Web Giants use to apply: Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix and LinkedIn to name some. Here are the video and the slides, covering the following topics: Reduce the Time to Market; Mitigate issues when dealing with growing traffic and high volumes of data; Excellence and quality for the products.         Links Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGW631c4cO0 Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/OCTOTechnology/minicourse-web-giants/ Dedicated website to the Web Giants (in French): http://www.geantsduweb.com/

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Hadoop 2 stable release is coming and why you should care

The first beta version of Hadoop 2 has just been released. It is the 2.1.0. More interesting, the stable version is expected to follow by mid-September. Only a few bugs away from Hadoop 2! That's a good news but you might be wondering why you should care about it? After all, the most important is what this new major version can bring to your next datalab or to your production cluster, isn't it? In this article, we will cover the differences between Hadoop 1 and…

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Breakfast event ‘the Giants of the Web’ in Brussels

UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF THE GIANTS OF THE WEB 10 tips for improving your business In the US and everywhere else, the Giants of the Web are reinventing the way IT is done. These revolutionaries are Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, and LinkedIn, to name but a few. OCTO is releasing Les Géants du Web, a new book explaining what has changed in the world of IT. Join us at our breakfast event where Ludovic Cinquin, VP of OCTO Technology and co-author of Les Géants du Web, will speak…

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OCTO will organize a workshop “User eXperience” with Adaptive Path – April 10th, 11th and 12th

  Since 2007, OCTO intervenes on problems involving User eXperience as a key element in helping its clients achieve innovative products and applications, useful and usable in tune with the complexity of their business challenges. After our first meeting during USI 2012, we are delighted to welcome the Adaptive Path team for a workshop which will walk you through UX from strategy to practice, promising intesity despite a playful approach. Jesse James Garrett's team, Adaptive Path, will give for this workshop UX Essentials ( Programm…

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Reinventing Banking & Trading on iPad for Keytrade Bank

This is the END.   We created an iPad app for Keytrade Bank, and we just launched it!, You can download it here. Please contact us if you what to talk with us about this reference & our expertise!   Mixed feelings: happiness because it’s really a major achievement, nostalgia because we really loved building this app and now we are just slightly nervous as we hope users will love to consult their accounts, transfer money and trade using the Keytrade app as much as we enjoyed…

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Droidcon London 2011

This year, we had the opportunity to go to the Droidcon in London, a great conference about mobility and Android. The two-day event was organized like in 2010: a barcamp the first day, and conferences with great speakers the second one. Main topics were user experience and interface, Android development, mobile apps business and distribution.

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Gamification: State of art

Since 2010, gamification has been a hot topic. Worshiped or hated, everybody talks about it. The subject has been discussed previously on our blog, from both a technical and a marketing point of view (read the articles: I’ll write code that writes code for food and Gamification: let’s play). Friendly reminder for those who have missed it: gamification is the use of game play mechanics for non-game applications. Its implementation results in increased loyalty and engagement from the users. In France we start talking about…

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Live USI Paris now !

This year, all the sessions of the main conference room (and thus all the keynotes) will be broadcasted in live on the website now !   You’ll have the choice to watch the sessions translated or not. Please find below all the USI sessions that you can watch in live or not today and tomorrow: June 28th: Simon Sinek’s Keynote The birth of a word, Deb Roy Military operations of the 21st century. Battle field digitisation, Henri Bentegeat Is our history written in advance? Feedback…

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