Late last year I attended the YOW software developers conference here in Melbourne.
My takeaways include:
* AI 2.0 - Using principles of the brain to computationally detect anomalies. www.cept.at and numenta.org
* the movement to stream vs batch processing (exemplified by real-time music programming and algoraves, but things like StreamInsight)
* Polyglot data storage (Graph databases, MongoDB)
* Natural interfaces
* Agile coaching
What I laughed the most at were many precious moments in Scott Hanselman's keynote.
Unfortunately, I still don't know what problem Lambda's are meant to solve.
Thank you Dave Thomas (no relation) for bringing us YOW yet again.