Videos tagged with Productivity


Merlin Mann on Time and Attention (Getting Things Done)

Merlin Mann on Time and Attention (Getting Things Done)

Posted in Conferences, Companies

Merlin Mann is the creator of the Getting Things Done oriented web site 43folders.com and a GTD Guru in his own right. He came and did a tech talk last summer called Inbox Zero which was packed, and can be seen at http://youtube.com/watch?v=z9UjeTMb3Yk (and is highly recommended). This time Merlin is coming in to talk to us about time and attention, and how to maximize both. If you think you do...

Tags: Techtalks, Google, Conferences, engEDU, Education, Productivity, Google Tech Talks, Companies



Personal Growth Series: Bruce Manaka and the Healing Power of Sound

Personal Growth Series: Bruce Manaka and the Healing Power of Sound

Posted in Conferences, Companies

Sound can be a direct path to healing of body, mind and soul through the vibratory alignment that occurs when it is focused with powerful intent. It can serve as a doorway to explore realms of unlimited creativity, vocal power, and inner wisdom. Through resonance and vibration, the wave forms and harmonics created by the crystal singing bowls helps return us to a state of our natural rhythm and...

Tags: Techtalks, Google, Conferences, engEDU, Education, Productivity, Google Tech Talks, Companies


RubyConf 2008: Fear of Programming

RubyConf 2008: Fear of Programming

Posted in Conferences

We developers spend a lot of time talking about how to improve technically at our craft, how to write better code, how to be more productive when we're writing code. But what about when we don't feel like coding? What about the emotions that often keep us from putting our fingers on the keyboard and working on that cool library we want to write or finishing up that cool side project we were so ...

Tags: Practices, Conferences, Productivity, Confreaks, RubyConf 2008


Measuring Agile in the Enterprise: 5 Success Factors for Large-Scale Agile Adoption

Measuring Agile in the Enterprise: 5 Success Factors for Large-Scale Agile Adoption

Posted in Conferences, Project Management

Summary In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Michael Mah analyzes the development process in 5 companies: 2 Agile (one of them BMC) and 3 classic. He measures the development productivity and effectiveness and compares the results with industry averages. He also presents the factors which contributed to the success of BMC's Agile adoption. Bio Michael Mah is director of the Benchmarki...

Tags: Practices, Conferences, Agile, InfoQ, Productivity, Agile2008, Adopting Agile


Personal Growth Series: Dr. William Dement on Healthy Sleep and Optimal Performance

Personal Growth Series: Dr. William Dement on Healthy Sleep and Optimal Performance

Posted in Conferences, Companies, Science

Under ordinary circumstances, healthy sleep is by far the most powerful determination of high-level performance and productivity. Three major characteristics must be present to define healthy sleep. They are (1) a sufficient amount and continuity to avoid sleep indebtedness, (2) absence or near absence of pathological sleep-related events and (3) reasonable synchronizing of desired time in bed ...

Tags: Techtalks, Google, Conferences, Science, engEDU, Education, Productivity, Google Tech Talks, Companies



Rich Kilmer on the Power of Ruby

Rich Kilmer on the Power of Ruby

Posted in Development, Graphics, Conferences

Summary Top rubyist Rich Kilmer gives InfoQ visitors an eye-opening look into his years of success using Ruby to tackle tough defense-related challenges at Darpa. Our interview covers a wide range of cutting-edge technologies from DSLs to Semantic Web technologies such as OWL, to using Flash as a front-end UI framework. Bio Rich Kilmer is the founder of Virginia-based software and services comp...

Tags: Ruby, Technologies, Interview, Flash, RDF, InfoQ, Dynamic Languages, Productivity, Semantic Web, OWL, Darpa, ...


Zed Shaw and Matt Pelletier Decide if Rails is Enterprise Ready

Zed Shaw and Matt Pelletier Decide if Rails is Enterprise Ready

Posted in Conferences, Development, Testing, Frameworks, Security

Summary Zed Shaw and Matt Pelletier sat down with InfoQ's Obie Fernandez at RailsConf to explore some of the reasoning behind setting up the mongrel project, getting adoption in enterprise and dealing with developers who just aren't ready. Watch the interview to find out how much Shaw's Enterprise Mongrel product will cost, where the support contracts are and who'll come out on top when the vul...

Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Testing, Ruby On Rails, Frameworks, Java, Sun, Interview, selenium, OpenID, .NET Framework, ...


PS Quicktips Episode 56: Mini Productivity

PS Quicktips Episode 56: Mini Productivity

Posted in Graphics

Everyone wants to become faster when working in the creative field. Getting fast makes everyone happy including you, your boss and the all-important client. In this episode of Quicktips we take a look at a few techniques that will allow you to start shaving precious minutes off of your next project. Once you have mastered these techniques I promise that you will be well on your way to becoming ...

Tags: Photoshop, Design, Photoshop Quicktips, Productivity