In this extra-special year-end edition of the Software Defined Talk podcast, we throw out our 2017 predictions, as well as speculate about GitHub’s business, and discuss Amazon Web Services, containers, artificial intelligence, and government IT. Since holiday family time is coming up, Brandon also suggests some simple family IT help-desk tasks — like backup — and throws out the stretch goal of discussing 2FA at the dinner table.
- Bloomberg covers GitHub’s recent year: “Sitting in a conference room featuring an abstract art piece on the wall and a Mad Men-style rollaway bar cart in the corner, GitHub’s Chris Wanstrath says the business is running more smoothly now and growing. ‘What happened to 2015?’ says the 31-year-old co-founder and chief executive officer. ‘Nothing was getting done, maybe? I shouldn’t say that. Strike that.'”
- Having lost $66 million so far for 2016, what would GitHub be spending that on? Did some upload a lot of JPGs to their repo?
- “Secular” growth.
- Growth on the Edge, presentation from Andreessen Horowitz general partner Peter Levine: The end of cloud computing and the return to the edge.
- Matt: Surfing Santas: Sun, Fun and an Aldi Ham!
- Brandon: DBAN – Darick Boot & Nuke, Crashplan, Time Machine Multiple Disk.
- Coté: Stratechery newsletter. He can be a little trying at times, but who isn’t? He’s one of the most interesting, open, and honest IT analysts out there. See the 2016 round-up from Ben.