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Software Defined Talk: Besides Getting Drunk, What Do You Do at Annual Kick-offs?

Jan 18th, 2016 6:01am by
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At the start of the year, companies love annual “kick off” meetings where goals and strategies are elucidated.  We discuss how to best take advantage of these events, aside from drinking. Coté also reviews the Apple Watch, and we discuss a smattering of tech world news.

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  • If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording.
  • Pineapple upside-down cake.
  • Oracle buys Austin-based StackEngine – Docker! docker! Docker! StackEngine raised $4.5 million and was sold for $1.3 million? We loved the “I don’t know, it’s some nerd shit” tone of coverage here, e.g., “And then when the developer sends the app to the cloud, it sends it to a Docker container running on a cloud, and all that stuff just works, no troubleshooting.”
  • Meanwhile: Austin Docker Meetup – Coté on panel with some other folks. Much interest in the crowd (60–80 people for an Austin meetup!). Questions around security, the two standards group. See Coté’s industry data round-up, mostly from DataDog and New Relic, but a 451 cameo. Industry analysts have very little quantitative data on Docker/containers.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack on Town Lake – not too bad!
  • What’d you get for Christmas? Gift cards; impact drill; Apple Watch.
  • The Apple Watch review from Coté.
  • Things to Stop Talking About in 2016 – Unicorns, Wearables, Marissa Mayer, Sharing Economy, The Bubble

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