Shane Ginsberg, Nathan Moody, Michael Neuman, and Rick Barraza discuss topics ranging from the critical importance of user empathy when designing and building software for people, to design's role in the age of ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence. Online viewers provided several great questions for the panelists to explore. Lots of topics and important information for designers and developers alike. Tune in.
Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were undoubtedly the most important sporting event of 2014. During the Games, the official website of the Games became the most popular sports website in the world. We shall take a look under the hood and analyze its distributed architecture organically built on Microsoft Azure in order to cope with the rapidly growing and unpredictable load. Come and learn about the interesting problems we faced, as well as about how we designed our system in accordance with the strict requirements for this class of solutions.