2014/05/01 ALM Chicago

by Gene Kim on

#ALMchicago

Introduction

  • "Cool thing about tech conferences: no one tells you to turn off mobile devices and cell phones." Haha.

My talk

  • @MarkNilsenSA: RT @evanderkoogh: 'Best indicator for performance is the trust culture of the organization.' - @RealGeneKim #almchicago
  • @asaeman: RT @chadalbrecht: Organizations that fail to move to this new paradigm of trust will be out-paced by those that do. #almchicago
  • OMG. I finally got to meet Scott Prugh in person (one of smartest ppl I've met). Thank you Centare!
  • PS: I've skyped with Scott Prugh 7+ times in last year, but finally got to meet and thank him in person. Awesome.

Up: Venkatesh Rao: Venkat Rao (@ribbonfarm), On the Right Side of Software History.

  • .@ribbonfarm: "Chicago was in the right place at right time during railroad expansion; St. Louis wasn't"
  • .@ribbonfarm: "During transition from rail > trucking, Chicago not at right place/time; meatpacking went to Great Plains
  • .@ribbonfarm: "With YouTube, as parent, if you're kid plays violin, it's no longer good enough to be best in your town
  • @Bendihossan: RT @DocOnDev: Software is not designed and built, it is conceived and grown. - Venkatesh Rao #ALMChicago
  • RT @DocOnDev: Software is not designed and built, it is conceived and grown (like parenting) @ribbonfarm
  • .@ribbonfarm: "Foxes use lots of little mental model models; Hedgehogs use one big grand model (ppl vs process orientation)"
  • .@ribbonfarm: "Today, to be on right side of history, I believe it's all about people orientation, not process orientation
  • .@ribbonfarm: "I'm not a metaprocess anarchist"
  • @bdarnes: RT @rvisotcky: @vgr #ALMchicago - modern winning in business is being able to exist long enough to keep playing.
  • Wow. RT @rvisotcky: @vgr #ALMchicago - modern winning in business is being able to exist long enough to keep playing.
  • @NPradeepa: RT @asaeman: Processes can give you an excuse to not think about things - be people oriented! @vgr #almchicago
  • RT @asaeman: Processes can give you an excuse to not think about things - be people oriented! @vgr #almchicago
  • .@vgr: "Most 14 yo's have phone w/1T times the compute power as computer used in Manhattan Project; 20 Moore Law doublings
  • .@vgr: "Exponential transformations [such as DevOps] will hit you with 50 years of pent-up pressure behind it.
  • @kategrix: People get a specific type of crazy in long idea conversations without lists of action items. Change comes from that crazy. @vgr #ALMChicago
  • .@vgr: "Exponential thinking example in energy: methane hydrate could be so plentiful that it would result in energy glut
  • @jennifer_fix: "The tech growth in the last 18 months is equivalent to the growth that occurred between WW2 and 2011." @venkatrao #almchicago #352culture
  • RT @jennifer_fix: "The tech growth in last 18 months is equiv to growth that occurred between WW2 and 2011." @vgr #352culture
  • .@vgr/@jennifer_fix: amazing @adrianco quote: "Orgs who outsourced IT have been frozen in time, in most disruptive time in IT
  • .@vgr: "Weird: Cooked rotisserie chicken costs $5; Raw chicken costs $5.99; why does raw chicken cost more than cooked?"
  • Complete @adrianco quote: "Orgs who outsourced IT for 5+ yrs have been frozen in time, during most disruptive time in tech
  • .@vgr: "Almost everyone over-estimates impact of change in near-term, but under-estimate change in long-term"
  • .@vgr: "10 years ago, only ppl w/tinfoil hats who claimed entire govt was spying on them... were actually right"
  • .@vgr: "Practice disruptive thinking: imagine what it's like to be running taxi company when Uber rolls into town
  • .@vgr: "Companies transitioning from hw to cloud: lots of assets on balance sheet being depreciated actually has neg value
  • .@vgr: "(Lesson: there are things on balance sheet that look like assets, but are dragging us down)"
  • .@vgr: "Baggage that can drag us down: land, labor, capital, knowledge capital (thought is capital too, like internal processes
  • @dpiessens: People think of tech assets having capital value, but it really went to 0 when you went to the cloud. @vgr #almchicago