- The ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data is concerned with the principles, techniques and applications of database management systems and data management technology.
Keynotes and an awards ceremony from the recent conference were captured with Sonic Foundry's Mediasite (old player - catalog link here) (SOFO). While fairly technical in nature, the presentations include excellent insight into what's going on behind the scenes at Google (GOOG), Facebook, Salesforce.com (CRM), and elsewhere. Curious about "the flow of information in global networks," give a look here:
SIGMOD Keynote Address, Jon Kleinberg, Cornell, The Flow of Information in Global Networks
Separately, in the Facebook presentation, we learn that the social networking platform now has 400 million users (*more now that several weeks have passed; aside: Facebook is hiring):
Here are links to several presentations:
- Jason Sobel, Facebook, Friday, June 11, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT, 1 Hour 6 Minutes 8 Seconds
- Rob Woollen, Salesforce.com, Friday, June 11, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT, 1 Hour 2 Minutes 11 Seconds
- Jeffrey Dean, Google, Thursday, June 10, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT, 1 Hour 10 Minutes 11 Seconds
Given development to-date, the online and mobile applications arena -- and the underlying computer science backbone that supports this -- will probably keep getting better and better thanks to the work of SIGMOD and all the others driving this revolution.
Disclosure: long SOFO, YHOO, EBAY, FLWS.
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