1. It’s difficult to administer large systems. In this talk, Mickens will argue that we should just give up. Instead of asking large systems to do anything at all, we should focus on less quixotic goals like turning lead into gold, or stopping Pokémon from having delightfully idiosyncratic magic abilities. Using case studies involving popular systems for version control and automatic OS updates, James Mickens will gradually make himself more and more depressed, and then he will tearfully answer questions in a way that makes everybody feel awkward. Mickens will then sign copies of his book. Note that Mickens has not written a book.

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  2. ASP.NET 5 is an entirely new web stack, rebuilt from the ground up to run fast, cross-platform, and completely configurable. Join David Fowler, one of the architects of ASP.NET 5, as he goes deep into the core of ASP.NET 5. What's the hosting model? How does the HTTP stack work? How do middleware and NuGet packages get pulled in to compose your application? How do the different servers (IIS, Kestrel, WebListener, etc.) actually work? How can you take advantage of these things to build lean, fast, optimized web apps on the new ASP.NET 5 platform? Come find out!

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