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October 2015

Menus, Wifi, and Power-strips

By |October 29th, 2015|

So, we’ve got the agenda finalized, and the sponsors signed up, and the attendees registering….but we’ve been doing this for over a decade now, so let’s get down to brass tacks about how to […]

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Cars and Stars

By |October 23rd, 2015|

Two articles caught my eye this morning:

The first is this one (“Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill”) from the MIT Technology Review. Imagine this moral dilemma: you’re in a self-driving car with a loved […]

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One Month to Defrag

By |October 13th, 2015|

We’re now one month from Defrag, and it has me looking back on when we started Defrag (the first Defrag took place on November 5th, 2007). Think about this:

1. At the first Defrag, Twitter […]

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September 2015

Early Bird Ends Tomorrow

By |September 30th, 2015|

Defrag’s early bird pricing ends tomorrow, and I really hope you’ll choose to join us. The agenda is about 75% done, and we’ll be releasing details on the remaining 25% in the next few […]

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Early Bird Ending Soon

By |September 22nd, 2015|

With Defrag’s early bird pricing ending October 1st, I thought it might be useful to take a look at some of our speakers (as a way to illustrate why you really can’t miss this). […]

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Defrag Updates

By |September 17th, 2015|

As we head into the last half of September, things are starting to really heat up for Defrag:

1. We’ve added Ramez Naam and Puneet Agarwal to our list of distinguished keynoters.

2. Sessions continue to […]

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August 2015

Women in Tech Scholarships

By |August 31st, 2015|

Once again this year, we’re extremely pleased to be able to offer a limited amount of “women in tech” scholarships, courtesy of Salesforce.

It is a limited number, and it’s meant to help those women […]

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Staying Power

By |August 27th, 2015|

Defrag is now in its 9th year of existence. In that 9 years, we’ve listened to our community of attendees relentlessly, and strived to always go above and beyond in providing a truly unique […]

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Asymmetry and Specialization

By |August 16th, 2015|

I’ve been thinking this past week about two ideas that I think are related.

The first is the idea (that Josh Wolfe has blogged about recently) that we may be coming to the end (or […]

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Defrag’s Code of Conduct

By |August 6th, 2015|

[Note: this is a reposting from last year.]

Defrag’s Code of Conduct (with thanks to the Geek Feminism Wiki):

Defrag is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and […]

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