Rachel Bobbins

Biography

  • Fancy Animations for Expandable UITableViewCells

    Fancy Animations for Expandable UITableViewCells

    Recently, my iOS project was tasked with building a view that included a list of expandable/collapsible elements. Doing this with autolayout and the built-in UITableView animations was...

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  • Data Science and the Internet of Things

    Data Science and the Internet of Things

    As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, tremendous amounts of data are being generated by real world devices. Data science and machine learning techniques are extremely useful for people wishing...

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  • Building Clouds

    Building Clouds

    There is much about the Pivotal Process that is strikingly different from how most software is written. This talk – originally a recruiting talk given at UCB – first describes the Cloud Foundry...

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  • Diversity

    Diversity

    Lack of diversity isn’t just a social problem, it’s also a business problem. In this video, Kane Baccigalupi talks about different types of diversity, why companies should care about it, and what...

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  • Introducing Spring Boot with Doge

    Introducing Spring Boot with Doge

    In this talk Phillip Webb provides a whistle-stop introduction to Spring Boot by showing how the "Spring Doge” demo application was built. He’ll show how you can combine AngularJS, Mongo DB and...

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  • Poornima Vijayashanker: How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products

    Poornima Vijayashanker: How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products

    In this talk, Poornima Vijayashanker, founder of Femgineer, previously founding engineer of Mint.com, shares how she went from building software products and companies to teaching hundreds of...

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  • Crunch Time, Creativity, and the Pivotal Process

    Crunch Time, Creativity, and the Pivotal Process

    Crunch time. It’s that high-pressure period before a big deadline. But does it work? Should it be part of your Agile process? In this presentation, software engineer and Agile practitioner...

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  • Tessel and the Internet of Things

    Tessel and the Internet of Things

    Beyond the web and mobile, software has a long journey ahead of it. Embedded, smart devices are popping up everywhere, but the skills you know today are all you’ll need to get involved. Tim Ryan...

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  • Sharethrough iOS SDK

    Sharethrough iOS SDK

    Sharethrough makes it easy to embed ads in a native iOS app, by using their iOS SDK. This SDK enables developers to make money off their app by incorporating ads that have the same look and feel...

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  • Better Together

    Better Together

    Ambiguity is something that all projects have to deal with, particularly on the product and design side. By participating early in the design process, engineers can both understand and help to...

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  • Jordan West: Riak

    Jordan West: Riak

    Riak is a distributed database that has historically been a “eventually consistent” system. Version 2 introduced the option to configure it as a strongly consistent system, opening up more...

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  • Tech Talk: Flask

    Tech Talk: Flask

    Flask is a lightweight Python framework for building web applications. Advantages of Flask include an extensible architecture, database agnosticism, and great community documentation. In this...

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  • A developer, a teenager, and Socrates walk into a bar…

    A developer, a teenager, and Socrates walk into a bar…

    A developer, a teenager and Socrates walk into a bar… they ask questions, and learn from each other. That’s it. “Rachel, that’s an awful joke!”. True, but it’s not actually a joke! Over the past...

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  • Rails to iOS: What the *&@#^ are these symbols in my code?

    Rails to iOS: What the *&@#^ are these symbols in my code?

    For many developers with a background in Ruby or Python (or other similarly human-readable languages), the switch to Objective-C can be overwhelming because of the differences in syntax....

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  • Scheduling tasks on Cloud Foundry

    Scheduling tasks on Cloud Foundry

    In migrating our internal apps from Heroku over to Cloud Foundry, we’ve had to work around the fact that Cloud Foundry doesn’t (yet!) have a feature equivalent to Heroku’s scheduler. Fortunately,...

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