This is random notes gathered while attending the Harrisburg BarCamp 2017.
Small Data, Big Results
Problems with big data, example of being marketed to a product/service even when the data is incorrect. (new baby marketing when family lost the child)
Big Data is often dumb data, do you have talent inhouse to crunch all this data.
Small Data can be actionable and easier to understand and handle it effectively.
Trim down the many data points and focus on the easy parts that actually is helpful (web analytics), this helps you build out digital KPI that is actually useful.
How to get better results
- Intentionally observe
- Brainstorm ideas, how to make things simple for the user
- implement, try to keep the changes small
How users interact with your website
This will show you where people are clicking or not clicking in your site.
Realtime interaction points for a site to offer assitance can help users that are struggling at that point in time.
Small Data is collected for a short period of time and than thrown away. (or end results could just be kept but not the data itself)
Focus on one persons problems of how they start and fail doing an action.
Unmonitored "chat" might be ok as it is better to get the question then no question at all. (this can be done if you set expectations to the end user)
Cloud Based Programming
Open discussion on how to leverage the cloud.
Random Topics and Links
- Google Compute
- Container Orchestration
- PostgreSql Json