Tom Croucher

Tom Croucher
Staff Site Reliability Software Engineer, Uber

Website | @sh1mmer

Tom Hughes-Croucher is an Evangelist and Senior Developer in Yahoo’s Open Strategy Group, focusing on Yahoo’s Web Services and Cloud Platform. Tom has contributed to a number of Web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). Previously he helped build the online music stores for some of the UK’s largest brands including Tesco, Three Telecom and Channel 4.

Sessions

Development
Location: 1A14 Level:
Tom Croucher (Uber)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 25 ratings)
The Ajax revolution saw a sea change in web application development. By taking advantage of long-dormant browser capabilities, we were able to take our craft to new levels with HTML5--reinventing well-established genres, challenging desktop applications, and jump-starting a renaissance in web start-ups. Read more.
Landscape & Strategy, Web 2.0 at Work
Location: 1A21 Level:
Tom Croucher (Uber), Carlos Bueno (Yahoo! Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Cloud computing comes with problems you can't code your way out of, such as network latency. The high latency of inter-cloud data exchange creates a bias towards a single vendor solutions, no matter how open the standards are. In this talk we explore the "latency trap" and how "cloud peering" can help customers avoid it and help cloud & web services evolve in a more flexible, sensible way. Read more.
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