Keynote: Freedom: For Better and For Worse - Stephen O'Grady, Principal Analyst & Co-founder, RedMonk
Today developers enjoy a freedom to create that is without precedent. They are faced with an embarrassment of riches in tool choices, and even ten person teams can run services with a billion users. All of this freedom is not without cost, however, and developers need to think critically about their choices and which choices are important to them. In this talk, we’ll explore this seeming paradox and strategies for how developers are responding to the challenges and opportunities in front of them.
Stephen O'Grady is a Principal Analyst and Co-founder of RedMonk. Based in Portland, Maine, his job is to help companies understand developers better and to help developers. He focuses on infrastructure software such as programming languages, operating systems and databases, as well as covering horizontal industry trends such as open source and cloud computing. Stephen is also a regular contributor to GearMonk, the RedMonk blog reviewing the latest gear. Before founding RedMonk, Stephen worked as an industry analyst at Illuminata, and prior to that, Stephen served in various senior capacities with large systems integrators and boutique consultancies. He is the author of “The New Kingmakers” and “The Software Paradox” and is regularly cited in publications such as the New York Times, BusinessWeek, and the Boston Globe. He was born and raised a Red Sox fan, earned a BA in History from Williams College and @sogrady has over 8K followers.