Venturing into Social
From a researcher's perspective
Disclaimer: The following presentation is a very non-technical one
Who I AM - in a nutshell
Doctoral Researcher, Web Developer, Founder, Designer, Blogger, Open-Source advocate and a proud first-time dad.
mOTIVATION and VISION
Without motivation and vision it is impossible to create something with value
State of E-Commerce
As I said, research is important
COMMERCE IS A SOCIAL action
-- by default
Is there room for one more?
Fact 1 : Everybody is searching for something
Fact 2: Buying and selling should be fun, fast and easy
The Kuai List Platform
Amazon RDS + Cloudfront + S3
Cloud - PaaS
Increase productivity and shipping of code
There is a Gem for everything!
Gamification, sign up forms, concurrency, messaging &
mailing, media management, threading, payments, ...
Where to store my Data?
2. Easily Accessible
Piece of cake - think again!
lISTEN and QUESTION
I seriously mean it!
First Mover advantage
Always make a move with a strategy
Giving back to the Community
1. Building your own libraries and making them public.
2. Participate on StackOverflow
3. Share, Document and Collaborate your findings.
Learn by teaching
5. Machine Learning to improve categorization & recommendation
4. Improve content delivery and discovery (AI)
6. Crowdsourcing solutions
Once you've started, the possibilities are endless
The best part
Ruby Lightning Talk
By Omar Sar