Topic: uber

Uber: Embracing the chaos

At QCon San Francisco today, Matt Ranney, chief architect at Uber, detailed the chaotic internal workings of the company’s software stack. The talk included references to three of Uber’s open-source projects, but also highlighted the utter chaos going on inside the organization. When Uber was created, said Ranney, it was little more than an outsourced … continue reading

SD Times Blog: A deflation, not a burst

I had a high C-level in the valley tell me, during a heated interview a few weeks back, that he didn’t fear anyone coming after his products with huge swarms of developers. Rather, he feared teams of three to 10 people. It’s a sentiment I heard years ago, while interviewing Verizon’s CIO. His internal software … continue reading

Uber hires Jeep hackers

The two security researchers who hacked into a moving Jeep vehicle earlier this month have landed jobs at Uber, Reuters has reported. Charlie Miller, who was previously working at Twitter, and Chris Valasek, the former director of vehicle security research at IOActive, will be joining Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh. Looking forward to starting … continue reading

Hortonworks to acquire Onyara, Uber partners with academia, and Distelli turns to CD—SD Times news digest: Aug. 26, 2015

Hortonworks has announced it is acquiring Apache NiFi creator and contributor Onyara. With Onyara, Hortonworks plans to turn “Internet of Anything” data into real-time business insights. “Hortonworks is focused on doing everything possible to enable our customers to transform their business through data-driven insights and actions,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “Onyara’s impressive work … continue reading

New IBM Bluemix services, Parse open-sources SDKs, and Google Play services 7.8—SD Times News digest: Aug. 14, 2015

IBM is launching new Bluemix services for developers. The new tools are designed to give developers an easy way to integrate data analytics and visualization into their cloud-based applications. IBM Streaming Analytics, now in open beta, provides a way for developers to visualize data. IBM dashDB, now generally available, enables information-management, analytics and business intelligence … continue reading

The Bubble, she gonna burst

I’m calling it now. Keeping in mind while I do this that I have been fabulously wrong in my predictions before, I am now, as we speak, calling this the peak. The bubble might get a little bigger, but it’s coming time for it to pop. Again, I’ve been very wrong before. I called tablets … continue reading

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