If you’ve read “How to Lie with Statistics,” are you immune to numerical tricks? Not a session for math geeks, this tutorial is instead about how to determine what matters and what doesn’t, how to see what’s missing as well as what you’re shown, and how to turn numbers into knowledge. Topics include:
It turns out that we fool ourselves all the time, even when nobody is trying to fool us. This session explains how to think clearly about performance-related decisions when numbers and charts start to proliferate.
Baron Schwartz is founder and CEO of VividCortex, the best way to see what your production database servers are doing. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL and a variety of open-source software.
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