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Patti Chan Talks Fitbit, Github and R at Distill

Update:Watch the talk here!:

At the first ever Distill conference being held by Engine Yard August 8th & 9th, our very own Director of Project Management Patti Chan will be talking about Fitbit, Github and R.

I had a chance to talk with Patti about her talk, currently scheduled for day #2 of the conference. Here’s what she said:

Overview of Pattiā€™s Talk

Learn how to measure, visualize, and improve the health and productivity of your engineering team using open source tools and APIs like R, Fitbit, and Github. Especially if your team works from home or is confined to cubicles, engineering can be a pretty sedentary lifestyle. With this set of tools, find out the best time of day to tack on a walk outside, or how active individuals are squeezing in their morning runs. See what hours are most productive for checking in code and how they correlate to healthy activity.

About Patti

Having worked in almost every aspect of crafting online experiences since 2002, Patti uses her developer, UX, and project management background to guide talented teams in building intelligent solutions for innovative clients. She currently serves as Director of Project Management at Intridea, a global force building better applications for enterprises and startups.

More about Patti here, and how she spends all the time she saves by not commuting to work. Hint: I can personally attest that she is an excellent chef.

About Distill

Distill is a developer conference featuring over 25 speakers showcasing best practices from application architecture and user experience to testing and security. By attending, you will gain a deeper understanding of new technologies and progressive methods currently on the rise in software development.

The conference will take place on Treasure Island in San Francisco where you will experience stellar content supplemented by gorgeous views of the skyline and bay. Distill is about education, cross-pollination and community–for you to forge new relationships with your fellow attendees and leave the event feeling enriched, edified and inspired.


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